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Thomas Partey's late £45m transfer to Arsenal has left Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone 'angry' after he planned to use the midfielder in pairing with Lucas Torreira Arsenal left it until the last few minutes to sign Thomas Partey on deadline day Gunners triggered the 27-year-old's £45million release clause at Atletico Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was certain the midfielder would be staying Argentine even held tactical talks with incoming Lucas Torreira, involving Partey 

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 06:41 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 07:20 BST, 6 October 2020

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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

The 27-year-old joined Arsenal on deadline day after the club triggered his release clause

Diego Simeone has been left 'angry' following Thomas Partey's £45million Atletico Madrid exit

Simeone had planned to use Partey in midfield alongside deadline day arrival Lucas Torreira

Simeone had planned to use Partey in midfield

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