Arsenal fans swoon over Thomas Partey following involvement in Burnley opener


Arsenal fans swoon over Thomas Partey following involvement in Burnley opener

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Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off saw Arsenal face a trip to Turf Moor for a clash with Burnley.

The Gunners headed into the tie in fairly mixed form and down in 10th place in the Premier League table.

Mikel Arteta’s side had lost three of their last five league ties before Saturday.

Said form meant their hopes of securing any form of European football via the league were very much fading.

However, a bright start against Sean Dyche’s side has seen the north Londoners move up to 9th in the league for the time being, andto within five points of 6th and three points of 7th (which can become a Europa League place depending on who wins the domestic cups).

Partey impressing

It took Arsenal less than seven minutes to open the scoring at Turf Moor.

Willian would play in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who cut in on his favoured left side before beating Nick Pope at his near post.

It was neither of that duo who have since garnered the attention of the Gunners’ faithful following the opener, though.

Instead, it was Thomas Partey’s involvement in the strike which has since been the talk of social media.

As shown in the replay above, Partey picked up the ball near his box. But instead of passing it backwards, which Granit Xhaka can be seen telling him to do, the former Atletico Madrid charged forward, beating a man, playing a one-two with Xhaka before slipping in Willian, who of course went on to set up Aubameyang.

And it is this forward-thinking play which has since seen Partey become the recipient of countless praise on social media:

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
3 Leicester City FC 27 15 50
4 Chelsea FC 27 17 47
5 Everton FC 26 6 46
6 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
7 Liverpool FC 27 12 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 15 42
9 Aston Villa FC 25 11 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 27 -16 29
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 27 -12 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 27 -36 17
20 Sheffield United FC 27 -27 14
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Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 7