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24.10.2021 Football News

'He has been chasing this for long' - Arsenal boss reacts to Partey's debut goal against Villa

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
'He has been chasing this for long' - Arsenal boss reacts to Partey's debut goal against Villa
24.10.2021 LISTEN

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has lauded Thomas Partey for his debut goal for the club.

The 27-year-old scored his debut for the Gunners against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

Partey broke the deadlock by heading home Smith Rowe's corner in the first half.

Following the 3-1 win, the Spanish manager praised the former Athletico Madrid enforcer insisting he is happy for him.

"Yes because he’s been chasing it for a long time, and he could have scored another two to be fair," Arteta told the club website.

"I’m very happy for him, I think he enjoyed that moment in front of our supporters and I’m happy for him," he added.

Captain of the side, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored from the rebound after his initial shot from the penalty kick was saved by former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Emile Smith Rowe scored Arsenal’s third 11 minutes into the second half winning the ball in his own half and beat the goalkeeper with the help of a deflection.

Aston Villa got a consolation when Jacob Ramsey curled his first Villa goal into the top corner from 20 yards.

Partey enjoyed the full 90 minutes of the game and gradually warming up himself into the Arsenal team after a torrid debut season with the Gunners.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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