VIDEO: Thomas Partey provides assist as Gunners gun down Brentford

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Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey provided an assist for Arsenal as they defeated Brentford 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Dumping off the disappointment from the just ended African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Thomas Partey was handed a starting role and was a joy to watch throughout 90 minutes.

The first half of the game saw no goals but wasn’t short of controversies. Arsenal had two penalty calls turned down and a goal ruled out for offside.

Just minutes into the second half, Arsenal opened the scoring through Emile Smith Rowe. The English man danced his way into the Brentford box before curling the ball past David Raya.

Arsenal doubled their lead in the 79th minute, Thomas Partey picked up a loose ball in the Arsenal half, raced into the Brentford half and teed up Bukayo Saka who hammered the ball home.

Brentford pulled a goal back in the final minutes of the game but there wasn’t much time for them to hurt the Gunners as the game ended 2-1.

Thomas Partey finished the game with the most tackles (3) and fouls won (2). He also made 76 touches, completed 90% of his passes, made two key passes and won 9 duels.

The 28-year old has now scored a goal and provided an assist from his 18 league appearances for the Gunners this season.

Partey will hope to continue his recent fine form in March when Ghana take on Nigeria for a place at the 2022 World Cup to take place in Qatar.

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