- Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey returned to action for Arsenal on Saturday in the pre-season game against Ipswich Town
- Thomas Partey showed glimpses of his best self after producing his trademark defence splitting pass leading to one of the goals
- Eddie Nketiah announced the signing of his contract extension with a hat-trick in the thumping of Ipswich
Thomas Partey produced an eye-catching pass to give Arsenal fans the needed boost ahead of the upcoming season, during their pre-season thumping of Ipswich Town.
The 29-year-old Ghana midfielder returned to action for the first time since April 2, 2022, after injury ruled him out for the rest of the 2021/22 campaign.
However, in a video posted on social media, Partey caught the attention of the Gunners with his trademark pass, leading to one of Nketiah's goals.
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Fresh off signing a new contract with Arsenal, Nketiah netted a hat-trick to add to goals from Sambi Lokonga and Folarin Balogun.
Thomas Partey has been out since he picked up an injury in the defeat to Crystal Palace on April 2.
The Gunners will be hoping the Ghana international stays fit for the upcoming season.
What the fans said about Partey's performance
A fully fit Thomas Partey is actually better than “KDB” and I’m not even trolling.
Thomas Partey can become the best midfielder in the Prem next season
Thomas Partey during today’s win 5-1 against Ipswich Town in a friendly game
How good is it to see this man back on the pitch? Big season ahead, Thomas Partey.
An injury free season is all we ask, Thomas Partey
Eddie Nketiah nets hat-trick in Arsenal's pre-season win over Ipswich
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Eddie Nketiah is up and running as he bagged a hat trick for Arsenal in a preseason friendly against lower-tier side Ipswich Town.
Nketiah, who was assigned the iconic No.14 jersey after he penned a new deal with the Gunners, proved he is more than capable of filling the big shoes of Aubameyang as Arsenal's leading marksman.
Eddie's treble and solitary strikes from Belgian midfielder Sambi Lokonga and Folarin Balogun were enough to hand Mikel Arteta's charges a comfortable 5-1 win in their first outing in preseason.
Source: Sports Brief News