The Ghanaian midfielder asked to leave the field due to injury, but was pushed into the field by coach Arteta when Tottenham held a counterattack. As the first half entered injury time, Thomas Partey limped over to coach Mikel Arteta to wait for a replacement.
When Partey left the field, Arsenal were holding a kick-up. However, Hector Bellerin’s error-free pass gave Tottenham the opportunity to counterattack.
When he saw the host deploy the ball at high speed, coach Arteta pushed Partey back to join the defense. Former Atletico Madrid star can only limp, and helplessly see his teammate conceding for the second time. After this phase, Partey was withdrawn to make room for Dani Ceballos.
Partey had to return to the field despite being injured
Partey has just returned from a thigh injury from losing to Aston Villa in early November. With pain in the North London derby, the Ghanaian is likely to be sidelined again in the near future. Arsenal played a deadlock against Tottenham, and had to receive 2 goals after the host’s quick counterattack situations.
Mikel Arteta became the second coach in the history of “Gunners” to lose in the first two North London derby with Arsenal, after Bertie Mee (1966-67). Two goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane brought Spurs back to the top of the Premier League, and pushed their rivals and city down to 15th on the standings with 13 points after 11 rounds.
Coach Arteta explains the action of pushing students into the field
The Spanish strategist said that Thomas Partey’s departure caused Arsenal to reveal space for Tottenham Hotspur to launch a counterattack.
On the night of December 6, Arsenal received 0-2 defeat to Tottenham in the North London derby by the goal of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. In the Gunners’ second goal, coach Mikel Arteta pushed rookie Thomas Partey into the field despite the player’s pain and was heading to the training area to ask for a replacement.
Arsenal controlled the ball up to 70%, launched 11 shots with 2 shots on target, while the numbers at Tottenham were 6 and 3. However, coach Mourinho and his students still won. to rise to the top, and the Emirates Stadium team fell to 15th on the rankings.