By Dan Ripley for MailOnline
Published: 06:41 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 07:20 BST, 6 October 2020
Diego Simeone has been left seething at Arsenal following the late deadline day deal that saw key midfielder Thomas Partey depart Atletico Madrid after the Gunners triggered his release clause.
Partey was a key part of Simeone's plans at the Wanda Metropolitano this term, but the club were powerless to keep hold of him after Arsenal swooped in with a £45million deal in the final minutes of deadline day.
According tohttps://twitter.com/Dvinuesa/status/1313168798057455619, the Argentine was so certain the Ghanaian midfielder was going to stay at Atletico, he had discussed tactical plans with his own deadline day arrival in Lucas Torreira - who had arrived on loan from the Emirates Stadium.
Diego Simeone has been left 'angry' following Thomas Partey's £45million Atletico Madrid exit
Simeone had planned to use Partey in midfield