Kevin Campbell was very impressed with Thomas Partey’s return to the Arsenal side

The changes Mikel Arteta made in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Manchester City paid off. The game-winning goal was scored by Martinelli after Thomas Partey passed the ball to Tomiyasu, who then gave it to Havertz, who produced the assist. Everyone who helped score was a substitute.

Kevin Campbell has praised one of the four. He has singled out Thomas Partey for special mention. According to the ex-Gunner, the Ghana international impressed him with how he came on as a sub and typically started running the game.

Speaking to the Highbury squad, Campbell had this to say regarding the Ghana international, who has been out of action since before our 3-1 win over Manchester United in September owing to injury:

“Jorginho playing brought that experience to it that helped Declan [Rice], I thought. And do you know what? What a good substitution at the right time to bring on Thomas Partey as well. He just started to run the game when he came on.”

Many expected Thomas Partey to start the game, but he did not; instead, Jorginho started and played brilliantly.

However, seeing Partey impress in a 15-minute cameo was fantastic. It gives us optimism that after the international break, Mikel Arteta will give Rice a free role, as he excelled against Manchester City while Partey played the No. 6 role. Arteta might deploy a Partey-Rice-Odegaard midfield, which could be one of our strongest.

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  1. Maybe Man City’s midfield is too weak without Rodri and De Bruyne, as compared to Rice and Partey who’re good in one-on-one situations

    1. Rodri started in Community shield and De Druyne came in second half. It was still a close game. I think with Pathey+Rice+Odegard Arsenal can compete with MCity in midfield.
      Kindly check ESPN & BBC stats of that game it was a close stats little separates the two side. I bet two wins against City will boost the confidence of the boys when they go to Etihad. Brendford were the only team to beat MCity home and away last season. it’s all about having a positive mentality.

        1. Asenal.
          7 Shots 3 on target
          5. corners
          6 fouls

          8 Shots. 4 On target
          6 Coners
          11 fouls

          Based on this stats there is so little to separate this two.
          Aresnal are surely catching up fast this season

          #Espn &Bbc

  2. We can’t rush to let Partey leave. That would be one big mistake. Juventus can have Jorginho, and we bring up an academy player to understudy Partey. The man still has so much to offer and we’ll be failing ourselves to let him go in January.
    If Jesus goes, Nwanery must come up and we must also get Juve’s Nigeria striker.

  3. Partey was fantastic when he came on but I must say Jorginho also played very well during the time he was on the pitch. That said, it is great to have quality options to play in the midfield.

  4. I’m so glad we kept Partey this Summer. He’s got more than a few good years left in him, and brings a maturity and cohesion to our game. I think he’ll form a formidable midfield triumverate with Odegaard and Rice. Plus Jorginho isnt half bad!

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