Thomas Partey took some time, however his first goal for Arsenal was something a long time in the making. With forty appearances for the Gunners, it was his first goal, and he said that he had been:

waiting for this moment for a long time,’

However, Ian Wright, the Arsenal legend, wants to see more of this from him. With a player of his reputation and camber, Wright feels that one goal should only be the beginning

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.’

The Mirror.

Wright Speaks Out…

Wright, a legend who scored 185 goals for Arsenal, expressed delight for Partey, but feels that more is expected from him.

Arsenal had only scored 7 goals in 8 EPL games before this one, and Wrighty feels that the midfield of Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka need to contribute more goals. Ian Wright said:

‘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

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