Ghana’s Thomas Partey shrugged off an injury scare from the international break to score his first goal in the 2022/23 season for Arsenal on Saturday.
The Gunners beat Tottenham 3-1 in the North London Derby (NLD) at Emirates Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the English top-flight.
Midfielder Partey put the home side ahead 20 minutes into the first half.
𝑾𝑯𝑨𝑻 𝑨 𝑩𝑹𝑰𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑨𝑵𝑻 𝑮𝑶𝑨𝑳! 🤯
Partey puts the Gunners ahead 🔥
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But Harry Kane levelled from the spot for Spurs.
Arsenal kept fighting and clinched the three points thanks to second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka.
Thomas Partey – subbed off after 72 minutes – did not feature for Ghana despite reporting for pre-World Cup friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua on September 23 and 27.
Discomfort around the knee during warm-up forced the 29-year-old to withdraw from the Brazil game. He was excused from camp as a precaution and thus missed the second game against Nicaragua.