Despite Mikel Arteta’s men suffered a comprehensive defeat against Liverpool on Saturday night, there was a big impression from Thomas Partey at Emirates stadium on that particular night.
The 27-year-old central midfielder was only player in Gunners shirt, who tried his utmost to power his way out of the midfield mess that Arsenal found themselves in, against the Premier League champions.
The Black star presence a powerful in the midfield, reading the game well to snap in and break up play with impeccable timing but due to Dani Ceballos disappointing display they failed to beat the Liverpool midfield with the ball and remained penned in.
Thought Thomas Partey played well last night…— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) April 4, 2021
Most touches (65), most successful passes (40), most ball recoveries (10) and more interceptions (4).
He's world class – we just have to sort out who we have around him. pic.twitter.com/VMMxU1Kpw5
Partey was a one-man midfield: winning the ball in dangerous areas, beating his man and playing the right pass. On one occasion he nearly released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in behind.
The Gunners star make some important defensive contributions (4 interceptions and 3 tackles). However, he could not make a telling difference in the end, as Liverpool eventually ran away with the game.
The Premier League champions broken the deadlock in second-half when Diogo Jota meet Trent Alexander-Arnold brilliant cross just three minutes after entering the action.
Four minutes later, Mohamed Salah took advantage of a Gabriel error in the Arsenal defence to double the lead before Diogo Jota’s second came in the 81st minute after some swift passing involving Alexander-Arnold, Salah, and Sadio Mane.
The result meant that Liverpool climbed to fifth in the league table, while Arsenal are ninth in the standings facing a huge ask just to even finish in the European positions.