Thomas Partey, The Next Patrick Vieira

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Senin, 02 Nov 2020 16:20 WIB
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Partey of Arsenal is put under pressure by Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Thomas Partey, The Next Patrick Vieira (Getty Images/Shaun Botterill)
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Thomas Partey merupakan amunisi baru Arsenal. Penampilannya kala The Gunners mengalahkan MU, dipuji Roy Keane sebagai The Next Patrick Vieira.

Thomas Partey dibeli Arsenal dari Atletico Madrid di bursa transfer musim panas kemarin seharga 45 juta paun (Rp 853 miliar). Pemain berusia 27 tahun itu menempati pos gelandang bertahan dan sudah bermain tiga kali di Liga Inggris musim ini.

Teranyar, Thomas Partey mampu tampil apik kala Arsenal bertamu ke kandangnya Manchester United pada Senin (2/11/2020) dini hari WIB. Arsenal menang tipis 1-0 lewat gol penalti Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang di menit ke-69.

WhoScored memberikan nilai 8 alias jadi man of the match untuk Thomas Partey kala laga kontra Manchester United. Dirinya mampu mengawal lini pertahanan Arsenal dengan baik, dengan mencatatkan empat tekel sukses.

Mantan pemain Manchester United, Roy Keane pun sampai memujinya. Baginya, Partey pelan-pelan sudah beradaptasi dengan Liga Inggris.

"Dia besar, kuat, dan agresif. Dia bisa mengontrol dan memotong bola," puji Roy Keane seperti dilansir dari Sky Sports.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Partey of Arsenal is put under pressure by Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Thomas Partey (kiri) tampil apik kala kontra MU (Getty Images/Shaun Botterill)

Malah Roy Keane menambahkan, Thomas Partey mampu meredam permainan para gelandang Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes dan Paul Pogba dibuat mati kutu.

Sampai-sampai, Roy Keane menyebut Thomas Partey mirip seperti Patrick Vieira!

"Saya pikir, pemain ini bisa seperti Patrick Vieira," kata Keane.

CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 21:  Patrick Vieira of Arsenal and Roy Keane of Manchester United battle for the ball during the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United at The Millennium Stadium on May 21, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)Roy Keane kala berduel dengan Patrick Vieira Foto: (Getty Images/Phil Cole)

Patrick Vieira adalah salah satu gelandang bertahan terbaik yang dipunyai Arsenal. Vieira memperkuat Arsenal dari tahun 1996 sampai 2005, mampu mempersembahkan tiga titel juara Premier League.

"Jelas Partey luar biasa, anak ini punya potensi," tambah Keane.

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