Tiger Fighting, October 6, Atletico Madrid officially confirmed that Arsenal had paid the team midfielder Thomas 50 million euros in liquidated damages at the LaLiga headquarters. Subsequently, Arsenal officially announced that the Ghanaian midfielder joined the team, signed for 4 years, and has the option of automatic renewal for 1 year. Thomas will wear the No. 18 shirt.
Thomas, 27, came out of Atletico's youth training and was promoted to the first team in the 2015-16 season. He played 188 times for the first team of Atletico, scored 16 goals and had 12 assists. In the 2015-16 season, he won the Champions League runner-up with the team, helped the team win the Europa League in the 2017-18 season, and helped the team to beat Real Madrid in the subsequent European Super Cup.