While many Premier League fans have spoken about the inconvenience of the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s worth noting just how much the competition means to the people across that continent – and beyond.
They want to be able to lift the trophy high for the nation in what is, essentially, a major international tournament.
Unfortunately for Thomas Partey and Ghana, that dream came to an end last night as his side was defeated 3-2 by Comoros on a dramatic evening of action.
He’ll be returning to the Emirates earlier than expected and while that’s good news for Arsenal supporters, we do want to send our best wishes to Thomas in what probably serves as a very difficult moment in his career.
How do you feel about Ghana being knocked out of AFCON?