African star apologises to Arsenal fans

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An African star has issued a heartfelt apology to Arsenal fans for his costly actions earlier this week. 

The Gunners were sent packing from the Carabao Cup by Liverpool on Thursday night, with a brace by Diogo Jota sealing a 2-0 victory over the London outfit to book the Reds a spot in the final against Chelsea. 

The match was not without any drama, though, as Ghana star Thomas Partey received a 90th-minute red card despite coming on as a substitute for Mikel Arteta's side just 16 minutes earlier. 

Having only just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, Partey was given a late run-out by the manager but was booked twice in the space of three minutes to receive his marching orders, capping off a disastrous few days that saw him being knocked out of both Afcon with the Black Stars and the Carabao Cup with the Gunners. 

Scroll through the gallery below to see some top players who have been eliminated from Afcon 2021 already, including Partey

Regretful of his sending-off, Partey to social media to apologise to his club's fans.

"I am responsible for anything that happened and will take all the critiques," he wrote on Instagram.

"I should be more intelligent not to get in a challenge already booked but this is my personality. I like to fight for every ball. 

"I love this club and I love my country even though things sometimes don't happen how I wanted. I would continue to work harder and make things right.  

"I came back with the mentality to make myself available for the team to get to the final but it did not happen as planned. 

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"I will continue to give my all when I am on the field of play because this is my life and this what I chose to do. 

"I am not happy with all that happened yesterday and at the AFCON, but I understand only with hard work things will change so I will continue to work hard to change this. Thanks." 

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