Tottenham Hotspur supporters will absolutely love to see attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso embarrassing Arsenal’s top summer recruit Thomas Partey during their 2-0 win on Sunday.
Partey had the ball on the halfway line and spelled danger when a pass was deflected backwards by his own teammate Alexandre Lacazette.
This led to Lo Celso relentless pressing Partey, with the Argentine playmaker surprisingly knocking the central midfielder off with ease before bursting forward, in a moment that left Partey to stand and pause.
Unfortunately, Partey’s shock decision to walk off the pitch as Arsenal were being hit with a counter that led to Spurs’ second goal on the brink of halftime will remain his most notable moment of the day.
Perhaps Partey came away balanced in this area of his duels, as he outclassed Spurs star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a very similar moment, with the Ghanaian the one to flex his strength in this moment.
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Pictures from the Premier League.
Partey just didn’t happen to have the kind of impact that Arsenal and their supporters would’ve wanted their marquee summer recruit to have against their heated rivals at all.