Arsenal took Thomas Partey away from Atletico de Madrid by paying the player's exit clause and Simeone is very sorry for not having done something to stay with Partney. The truth is that Simeone's decision to give a place in the Atletico de Madrid first team to Luis Suarez made Partney decide to bet his future on Arsenal.
Simeone was very angry when he learned that Arsenal would pay the clause for Partey to stay with the player but the great fault of what happened is his. Thomas Partey had no place in the Atletico de Madrid first team so he decided to go in search of new challenges. Arteta at Arsenal promised him that he would be one of the most important players
Atletico de Madrid surprised everyone when he mentioned Luis Suarez after his departure from Barcelona. Without realizing it, Simeone by giving a lot of importance to Suarez made some players want to leave Atletico de Madrid. Diego Costa was about to leave the club but finally the one who did was Thomas Partey to Arsenal.
Simeone knows of the qualities of Partey and said that Arsenal is taking a great soccer player and that surely he will have better performances than Arteta expects. The Atletico de Madrid coach said that he appreciates Partey very much and wishes him the best of success. He clearly regrets that the player decided to leave Atletico de Madrid