talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara took loads of stick when he stated Thomas Partey is a ‘modern-day Patrick Vieira’ earlier than the Ghanaian had even made an look for Arsenal.
But when we’ve learnt something from the Gunners’ win at Manchester United this weekend, it’s that our man is forward of his time!
Partey was in implausible type as his facet claimed a deserved 1-Zero victory over their rivals, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the winner from the penalty spot.
Arsenal swamped the Pink Devils in midfield with Partey providing a bit of little bit of the whole lot – metal, aggression and a few class on the ball.
Roy Keane slated the United staff in his Sky Sports activities punditry however reserved some particular reward for Partey, claiming he needs the participant was in his former facet’s midfield as a substitute of at Arsenal.
Keane additionally echoed O’Hara’s claims, suggesting Partey has what it takes to emulate legendary Arsenal participant Vieira, who earned Keano’s hatred and respect throughout their enjoying careers.
On Partey, Keane stated: “Sensible! He was excellent. We stated earlier than the sport this man’s no mug, he’s performed at an enormous membership, performed in some large competitions… while you see a participant stay that’s when you’ll be able to choose a participant.
“The extra I take a look at him, the extra I needed he was in Man United’s midfield – large robust aggressive.
“I had my battles with Patrick Vieira, I feel this child’s bought an opportunity of matching what Patrick used to do. He’s large, robust, aggressive AND he likes to cross it ahead, he even appears to be like comfy on the ball. He’s bought contact, he retains possession.”
Anybody who doubted O’Hara owes him an enormous apology now!