West Ham United Hold Arsenal on Sunday April 16th : West Ham United came from two goals down to hold Arsenal to a 2-2 drawn game in their Week 31 Premier League match on Sunday afternoon as Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey lasted 67 minutes in the encounter.
Gabriel Jesus scored in the 7th minute to put Arsenal ahead after Ben White delivered a clever pass for the Brazilian to slot home with a cool finish.
Three minutes later Arsenal made it 2-0 after Gabriel Martinelli sent a lofted cross into the West Ham area for skipper Martin Odegaard to connect with a quick low shot.
However The Hammers staged a great comeback to equalize all the two goals. First , Brazilian defender Gabriel committed a poor penalty and Mohamed Said Benrahma successfully converted to make it 2-1 in the 33rd minute.
Arsenal then also had a penalty in the 52nd minute after Michail Antonio handled the ball in his area but Bukayo Saka failed to convert.
West Ham kept on to attack and were rewarded the second goal just three minutes after Saka’s penalty miss and it was Jarrod Bowen who netted the equalizer in the 55th minute.
Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey started the game for The Gunners but Mikel Arteta replaced the Black Stars player in the 67th minute with Leandro Trossard as he searched for the winner.
Arsenal now lead the Premier League with 74 points after 31 games played whilst second-placed Manchester City have 70 points in 30 matches contested and the title race advantage goes to Pep Guardiola’s side who have 8 more games to play.
City are also considered favorites to win the 2023 UEFA Champions League after imposing a strong 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the fist leg of the quarter-finals.
Thomas Partey at Arsenal in 2022/23 season :
Total minutes played so far : 2 , 290 minutes of possible 3 , 810 minutes.
Appearances made this season in all events : 33 out of 42
Number of Games started : 25 out of 42
Games missed : 9
Games Subbed On : 8
Goals scored : 3
Assists Made : 0
What Next ?
The team of Thomas Partey now play at home against bottom-placed Southampton on April 21st before traveling to Etihad Stadium on April 26th to take on the Cityzens.
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