Former Arsenal defender has spoken about the team’s midfielders Partey and Elneny and how they’ve helped Arteta to organize his squad.
boss Mikel Arteta has invested wisely in the recent transfer market window as he managed to find a high- quality midfielder inThomas Partey
. The Ghanaian’s effect on Gunners’ midfield is obvious even though he has played only three games for his new club. The Sunday clash againstManchester United
which ended in a 1-0 victory was the team’s first Old Trafford Premier League victory in over 14 years. The role of the Arsenal midfielders in achieving this crucial victory was undeniable but in his recent interview with Daily Mail ex-gunner Martin Keown has spoken about Mohamed Elneny whose efficient style might have underrepresented his quality in the pitch.
“I was blessed to play behind some outstanding pairings in an Arsenal shirt, including Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit and Vieira and Gilberto Silva. It's an incredibly important job to act as that screen in front of the defence and Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey were solid here.
“There has been a lot of attention on Partey as the summer signing, but Elneny is matching his new team-mate's quality in midfield.
“Arsenal have the best defensive record in the Premier League after conceding seven in as many games yet have played away at Old Trafford, the Etihad and Anfield. Arteta deserves credit for all of this.
“The organisation has improved. The wide men were dropping to create a back five against United with Gabriel at the heart of the defence. At £23 million the 22-year-old Brazilian has been an excellent addition and Arsenal were moving the ball better than Manchester United, too.
“Arteta has been trying to change the culture at this club. He wants to bring back that winning mentality. To leave Old Trafford as the victors is the right way to go about that. One-nil to the Arsenal, as they say.”
Arsenal will play against Molde in the Europa League before continuing their Premier League campaign with a match againstAston Villa
three days later.