‘waiting for this moment for a long time,’
Partey, who scored the first goal in Arsenal’s massive 3-1 win over Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium, a win which saw them finally reach the top half of the table whilst putting their opening three losses firmly behind them.
The Ghanaian midfielder, who had made 39 appearances for the Gunners without a goal, finally got his name on the scoresheet, heading in a corner…however, he could have had a couple more. Despite this, it was good for him to get off the mark, he said:
‘All the team was frustrated and we wanted a win,..That was the mentality we brought to this game today and we were able to get our result…‘I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. I think it was the right moment to have it and I’m very happy…The team performed very good. We have to do this every weekend and every game and with this, we can achieve beautiful things…They deserve it. they have been supporting us when we have been down and when things have gone bad. This win is for them and I hope they enjoy it.’
Wright Speaks Out…
‘He [Partey]’s somebody that he’s been shooting from some crazy places, so he was desperate to get his goal. I’m quite pleased that he finally got it,..I would like to see him getting more goals because Arsenal are going to need more goals from the midfield…We’re seeing with Emile Smith Rowe, we’re seeing with Saka, there is going to need to be more goals than just the dependency on [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang.’
Even with the concerns of Wright, Arsenal can take away a performance which lifts them to ninth in the EPL, and more importantly, showed the kind of sustained attack that has been missing from their hit or miss campaign.I