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Analysing Partey's first Premier League start for Arsenal


The Ghanaian played from the off domestically for the first time on Sunday, but Leicester City threw a spanner in the works at the Emirates Stadium

Leicester City’s 1-0 success at Arsenal on Sunday was an anomaly in every saense of the word. The Foxes’ win in North London was their first victory on the road over the Gunners in 27 games in all competitions dating back to 1973.

While Leicester’s first success in 47 years at the home of the historic club felt like a deviation from the expected, Jamie Vardy netting the game’s only goal was par for the course. Indeed, the Englishman’s headed strike with 11 minutes to play was his 11th in 12 appearances against the London side.

As for Arsenal, their first home defeat under Arteta since Chelsea got the better of them 2-1 in December 2019 was disappointing, particularly the second half. The Premier League goal drought of captain and talisman, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, now stands at five games, his longest stretch without scoring a league goal for the club.

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