Thomas Partey flopped in Arsenal goalless draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday’s nigh Premier League clash at the Amex.
Having shined in Arsenal 3-1 victory against Spurs last week, much was expected from the Ghanaian International at Brighton.
His manager Mikel Arteta handed him another start in midfield along with Belgian Sambi Lokango in two-pivot.
However, the pair were beaten in midfield battle by GroB, Lallana and Moder who dominated proceedings throughout. The Ghanaian’s failure to control the game for the Gunner saw Brighton stole 59% against Arsenal’s 41%.
He struggled to get Arsenal moving but Emile Smith Rowe showed quality through the game.
Partey lost possession easily which kept Arteta worrying about the Ghanaian display. The Black Stars man was booked yellow card in stoppage time after catching Trossard with a stray arm.
After the game, Partey’s flopped of a performance saw him rated low (5 points) in Arsenal player ratings by football.london.
Aaron Ramsdale: After some really assured performances, the England ‘keeper looked a bit nervous at times in the wet conditions. Let one slip between his fingers from a corner that Lewis Dunk should have scored from was a low point. 5.
Takehiro Tomiyasu: Defensively solid again from the Japanese international who has quickly formed a partnership with his fellow defenders. Needs to work on his throw-ins though. The number of foul throws was something like a Hector Bellerin tribute act. 6.
Ben White: A steady performance from the England international on his return to the Amex. Good in the air and kept Mauapay quiet for the most part, but struggled playing out from the back like the rest of the Arsenal backline. 6.
Gabriel: Another good showing of leadership from the Brazilian who won everything in the air. Not the best performance on the ball though as Arsenal struggled to keep it on the deck from goal kicks. 6.
Kieran Tierney: Looked a little unsure positionally and struggled to keep Leandro Trossard quiet in the first half. Grew into it a bit in the second but not able to really influence the game offensively. 5.
Thomas Partey: Shooting really isn’t the Ghanaian’s strong suit. Three efforts from distance that went nowhere near the goal. Not the best on the ball either as he was consistently robbed of possession much to the frustration of his manager. 5.
Albert Sambi Lokonga: The Belgian never looked like he knew exactly where he was supposed to be standing as he tried to replicate the Granit Xhaka role. Poor out of possession and not much better in it. 4.
Bukayo Saka: A bright spark for Arsenal who looked dangerous when he was able to get into the game down the right but those occasions were all too few and far between. 7.
Martin Odegaard: Struggled to really get into the game and looked to be getting increasingly frustrated with his teammates as they failed to press as high as he clearly wanted to. 6.
Emile Smith Rowe: Another good display from the Hale Ender who was the only player who showed consistent glimpses of quality. Some lovely turns to escape the Brighton press as he looked to decide the game for his side. 8.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Hardly got a sniff as Brighton dominated most of the possession but when the ball went up to him he often struggled to make it stick. A disappointing follow-up to such a good display last week against Spurs. 5.