Thomas Partey was overjoyed to score his first goal for Arsenal on Friday night, stating he has been 'waiting for this moment for a long time,' but club great Ian Wright wants to see him score a lot more frequently from now on.
Partey scored the first goal in Arsenal's positive 3-1 win over Aston Villa at the Emirates, lifting them into the top half of the standings and putting their poor start to the season behind them.
The Black Stars player had previously made 39 appearances for the Gunners without scoring, but he eventually broke his duck in the first half, nodding in a header from a corner.
‘All the team was frustrated and we wanted a win,’ Partey said via The Mirror. ‘That was the mentality we brought to this game today and we were able to get our result.
‘I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. I think it was the right moment to have it and I’m very happy.
‘The team performed very good. We have to do this every weekend and every game and with this, we can achieve beautiful things.
‘They deserve it. they have been supporting us when we have been down and when things have gone bad. This win is for them and I hope they enjoy it.’ he added.
Before to Friday night, Arsenal had only scored seven goals in eight Premier League games, and Wright wants Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, and Bukayo Saka to score more frequently.
He [Partey]’s somebody that he’s been shooting from some crazy places, so he was desperate to get his goal. I’m quite pleased that he finally got it,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.
‘I would like to see him getting more goals because Arsenal are going to need more goals from the midfield.
‘We’re seeing with Emile Smith Rowe, we’re seeing with Saka, there is going to need to be more goals than just the dependency on [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang.’