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​Arsenal star Partey: Ghana is the greatest part of my life

Arsenal star Thomas Partey has revealed his pride at playing for his national team, Ghana.

Partey may be many thousands of miles from his home, but he is always thinking about his nation.

Whether they are going through good times or bad, he hopes to give back to his community.

And representing the national team on the world stage is just one way he can show his love for Ghana.

"It's the greatest part of my life," Partey told the club's website.

"I was there before, I've been through a lot of things and I know how difficult it is for people without hope.

"I try to help the young ones.

"My father has a [football] team, I give them a lot of equipment and then we try to bring some of them that are more talented to Europe.

"We have a team in Europe where we bring a lot of Ghanaian players for trials.

"[Ghana] is where I grew up, it means a lot to me. I can't be different from any Ghanaian.

"I know where I've come from, I know how the system is there and being Ghanaian is a great privilege. It's like being a family. You can't leave your family."

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