Arsenal star Thomas Partey is changing his name: say hello to… Yakubu

Arsenal star Thomas Partey is now set to be known as Yakubu
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Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is set to switch his name to Yakubu – and no, it's not part of an audacious plan to acquire a striker.

The Gunners' Ghanian, who joined in 2020, has announced that he's set to change his name and he's changing religion, with "Yakubu" his new chosen identity. For Premier League fans, it'll no doubt bring back memories of the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn hitman Aiyegbeni.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.