Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey says he takes responsibility for the turnout of events after he was shown a red card in the Gunners’ Carabao Cup exit against Liverpool on Thursday night.
The 28-year-old was sent off for Arsenal in their 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool, 15 minutes after coming on following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
He arrived in London on Thursday afternoon and went straight from the airport to the Arsenal hotel to prepare for the second leg tie against the Reds.
Named on the bench, and with Arsenal trailing 2-0, thanks to a Diogo Jota brace, Partey was thrown into action in the 75th minute.
But he picked up two yellow cards in quick succession in the 87th and 90th minutes and was sent off.
In an official statement released by the midfielder, he defended his moment of madness to Arsenal fans on Instagram, claiming that his tough tackling nature is his ‘personality’ – but vowed to work hard to make amends.
The Ghanaian substitute picked up two yellow cards in three minutes on Thursday night
Partey’s red card will suspend him for Arsenal’s next Premier League match at home to bottom club Burnley on Sunday, with the Gunners already light in midfield.