Thomas Partey Used as Right Back against Nottingham Forest : Arsenal’s pursuit of a first Premier League title in 19 years was officially ended by a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, as Steve Cooper’s men confirmed their top-flight survival with a third straight home win with Nigeria attacker Taiwo Awoniyi scoring the only goal of the game on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s response to a humbling defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion was an interesting tactical tweak, as Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey came in at right-back to act as the inverted full-back in a role Oleksandr Zinchenko has often filled on the left.
Arteta lined-up Granit Xhaka , Martin Odegaard and Jorginho in midfield.
The Former Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has now started the last four matches of the Gunners as he establishes himself as the first choice in terms of the Central Defensive Midfield role.
The deputy Ghana captain had always been part of the main midfield trio of Arsenal alongside Xhaka and Odegaard this season but the last parts of the season presents a different story for Partey.
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