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“He brings a lot of experience and a high level”– Xhaka praises Partey

Tue 19 January 2021 | 13:00

The Arsenal midfielder pulled off a prolific performance following his return to action as his side vanquished Newcastle 3-0 on Monday.

Granit Xhaka

has praised

Thomas Partey

for his impressive impact on


after the midfielder showed a significant display against

Newcastle United


The 27-year-old has returned to action after a month and displayed an impressive performance which resulted in his side’s thumping 3-0 victory.

The Ghana international contributed an assist to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scored the opener for the Gunners.

The £45 million ($61m) midfielder’s performance caught the attention of many and Xhaha has hailed him.

You can see he brings a lot of experience and a high level,

” said the Switzerland international. “

He wins a lot of duels and he is so good with the ball.

“It is so important to have one guy like him, because the experience that he brings is so important for this young team.

“He showed how important he is for us and we are so happy."

Xhaka went on to reflect on Aubameyang’s impact, who scored a brace that day with the total tally of four goals in his last six games in all competitions and had not been having the best season.

However, the Arsenal captain is proving qualified once again and Xhaka believes he plays a crucial role for his side as the Gunners are pushing for better results in the second half of the season.

Everyone knows how important Auba is for us - not only on the pitch, but off the pitch as well,

” said the midfielder.

Of course, every player has these moments where it is not going well for them. But he has kept going and training hard.

“He helped a lot [against Newcastle] and I am so happy for him. He scored and helped us.”

Their victory on Monday put them seven points adrift of Liverpool, who are sitting south on the

Premier League


Although Mikel Arteta’s side did not got off on the right foot, they are pushing for improvement. However, Xhaka warns them t not take things for granted.

We have to take it point by point

,” he said. “

It is so difficult at the moment in the Premier League, everyone can beat everyone.

“We have to continue like this, work hard and see what happens. We are in a good way. Let’s keep going like this.”

source: SportMob