Going by match ratings, it wasn’t a great night for Arsenal new boy Thomas Partey on Friday.
The Ghana international joined the Gunners in a £45 million deal from Atletico Madrid earlier in the week.
But in his first match since becoming an Arsenal player, Partey was on the receiving end of a 3-0 drubbing by Mali in last night’s friendly.
And one publication named Joy Online, which calls itself “Ghana’s most comprehensive website”, the midfield powerhouse was given a dismal 3/10 rating.
And here’s what was written in a separate article about the same match, by the same outlet: “Clearly, Partey was still elated by his dream move as he struggled to show the world why Arsenal signed him.”
It must be noted that it’s been a long week for Partey – who still earned his country’s second-highest rating of the night somehow – and stealing the show in a nothing friendly probably wasn’t high on his list of priorities.
By virtue of the fact Arsenal spent such a big amout of money on him, in this climate, they clearly feel that he’s a fine footballer and hopefully for the North Londoners, he’ll prove as much in the Premier League.
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