Arsenal midfield Thomas Partey is convinced that Arsenal have enough maturity to win the Premier league this season.
Although Arsenal currently has the youngest squad in the Premier League, midfielder Thomas Partey believes the squad has matured enough over the course of the season.
Arsenal currently hold a five point cushion over Manchester City after the Gunners produced an incredible 3-2 comeback victory against struggling Bournemouth on the weekend.
The Gunners have young stars like Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, and more. These players are yet to reach their prime footballing years, yet Mikel Arteta has them performing at the highest possible level so far this campaign.
Although lacking the experience of a title race, Arsenal brought in a batch of players who have been here before in the summer. The likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City have been key to the reason Arsenal currently find themselves at the top of the tree.
Here is Thomas Partey’s response when asked after the Bournemouth game about keeping the young players focused after going 2-0 down, via The Independent…
“Well, I think now they are not younger players anymore. They have experience. They have been playing for a long time. They are mature. I think it is time for them to be able to achieve whatever they want to achieve. That is their dream. I think they are all ready to achieve this.”
Partey was asked about Reiss Nelson’s game winning goal in the 97th minute and if Arsenal do not know when they are beaten…
“I think it is the spirit of never giving up. The belief that we have in the team, the belief that the fans have in us, is pushing us game after game. I think we have deserved every win that we have had this season.”
Thomas Partey started the roots of the comeback with a finish at the back post to make 1-2. Partey was going to have a tribute to former Ghana teammate Christian Atsu, however he had to rush back as Arsenal searched for an equaliser and didn’t have time until post-match to reveal the tribute of the passing of his amazing former teammate.
The goal that started our comeback 💪 pic.twitter.com/GEt9JGyHcL
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 5, 2023
Atsu, who died in a horrible earthquake in Turkey last month, has been memorized by the entire football community and beyond. Partey’s undershirt read ‘Rest Well Christian Atsu’.