Shearer: Partey is bossing the midfield for Arsenal

21 Mar 2022

Premier League's record goalscorer names Ghanaian and three team-mates in his Matchweek 30 best XI

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Unsung hero Thomas Partey is leading Arsenal's charge towards a top-four finish, according to the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer

While Bukayo Saka scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 win at Aston Villa at the weekend, Shearer was just as impressed by the "strength and poise" of Partey that allowed him to dominate the midfield.

Indeed, Shearer has named Partey, Saka and two more Arsenal players in his Matchweek 30 Team of the Week.

Kristoffer Klaesson (LEE)
"Came on for his Premier League debut after Illan Meslier was taken off and made two world-class saves late on to help Leeds to a dramatic 3-2 win."

Luke Ayling (LEE)
"Superb in the second-half revival and crowned display with the winner."

Ben White (ARS)
"Solid at the back as Arsenal held out for a vital clean sheet in their push for the top four."

Gabriel (ARS)
"Made some crucial clearances as the Gunners came under pressure late on at Aston Villa."

Timothy Castagne (LEI)
"A sensational goal in his first appearance for nearly three months to set Leicester City on their way to a 2-1 win.

Trincao (WOL)
"Made an instant impact from the bench, hitting the post from distance, setting up the opening goal and scoring Wolves' second."

Thomas Partey (ARS)
"Bossed the midfield with his strength and poise. Partey has been key to Arsenal's return to form."

James Maddison (LEI)
"Found the net with a trademark free-kick and pulled the strings in midfield against Brentford."

Bukayo Saka (ARS)
"Withstood some physical treatment to guide Arsenal to victory with the all-important winner and landmark goal."

Harry Kane (TOT)
"Forced the opening goal with his cross and produced two assists for Son Heung-min. In sensational form right now."

Son Heung-min (TOT)
"Scored twice against West Ham as he and Kane dovetailed superbly yet again.

Manager: Jesse Marsch (LEE)
"After a tough first half, Marsch’s Leeds came out firing in the second to produce a brilliant comeback victory."

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