Thomas Partey's first league goal helps Arsenal gun down Aston Villa

Thomas Partey's first league goal helps Arsenal gun down Aston Villa

  • Thomas Partey scored his first Arsenal goal in the game against Aston Villa
  • The Ghana international opened his goal-scoring account with a first-half header
  • Aston defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at the Emirates

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Ghana midfielder, Thomas Partey has netted his maiden Arsenal goal in the English Premier League as the Gunners defeated Aston Villa on Friday night.

The 28-year-old rose above the Villa defenders to meet an Emile Rowe Smith corner with his head and give Arsenal the lead after 23 minutes.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by YEN.com.gh, an ecstatic in seen celebrating his first goal with a jump and a fist in the air.

Thomas Partey celebrate first Arsenal goal. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Arsenal
Thomas Partey's first league goal helps Arsenal gun down Aston Villa. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Arsenal
Source: Twitter

Partey's goal set the tone for a good night for the London side as captain Pierre Emerick Augbamayeng doubled the lead at the stroke of half time.

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Emile Rowe Smith, who created the former Atletico Madrid player's goal, then netted Arsenal's third ten minutes after the break.

Villa managed to pull one back with eight minutes left after Jacob Ramsey scored.

"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," Thomas Partey is quoted as saying after the game by Goal.com.

Meanwhile, his manager Mikel Arteta was delighted with the midfield dynamo's performance and admitted that it has been long time coming.

"Yes because he’s be chasing it for a long time, and he could have scored another two to be fair. I’m very happy for him, I think he enjoyed that moment in front of our supporters and I’m happy for him," he told Arsenal.com.

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The Gunners are yet to lose a game since Partey returned from injury.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Black Stars pair, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey faced off in the English Premier League as Crystal Palace engaged Arsenal on Monday night at the Emirates.

Jordan Ayew had a good game, providing the assist for Crystal Palace's opener as the Eagles returned to South London with a point in the 2-2 draw.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Ghanaian duo was involved in the thick of the action in an entertaining game in London.

Source: Yen News

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