Thomas Partey’s Arsenal profession has been filled with ups and downs since signing from Atletico Madrid 12 months in the past. Partey got here to the Premier League with an enormous repute after establishing himself as one of the well-rounded midfielders in Europe during his stint in Spain’s capital. The Ghana worldwide suffered from a plethora of damage issues all through his debut marketing campaign on the Emirates Stadium, lacking a complete of 21 matches throughout this season and final. However, the 28-year-old loved an impeccable show on Friday evening towards Aston Villa, controlling the centre of the pitch while additionally netting his first aim in an Arsenal shirt as Mikel Arteta’s facet defeated the west Midlands membership 3-1.
Partey registered seven profitable duels, two clearances and three tackles and it was his first half glancing header that broke the impasse after 23 minutes, connecting with Emile Smith Rowe’s nook to provide the Gunners a well-deserved lead after they’d dominated the early proceedings. The north London membership have been undefeated for the reason that tough-tackling midfielder returned to full health, successful 5 video games and drawing twice throughout all competitions. And Partey’s stellar performances will come as no shock to his former supervisor Diego Simeone, who has beforehand lauded the Ghanian. “Thomas is the one who finest understands this place and the transition from defence to assault, taking pictures, scoring, offering assists and taking part in passes between the traces,” Simeone stated earlier than the Partey accomplished his transfer to the Emirates Stadium final October. “When he’s at his finest stage constantly, he’s so good that every one one of the best groups in Europe are taking a look at him.”