Arsenal Fans Convinced Mikel Arteta 'Pushed' An Injured Thomas Partey Back On The Pitch
Arsenal fans are convinced Mikel Arteta 'pushed' an injured Thomas Partey back on the pitch to defend against Tottenham Hotspur's second goal.
Partey was an injury concern prior to the game but was deemed fit enough to start.
The pace of the game looked to have impacted the Ghanaian however and he wandered over to the touchline when his side were on the front foot.
Spurs launched a quick counter attack however and Arteta looks to have pushed Partey back onto the pitch, only for Harry Kane to score.
Arteta had to push Partey back onto the pitch during the counter that led to Kane's goal. Unfortunately, the midfielder pulled up and stopped moving (4th frame) pic.twitter.com/t8DPaMEy2t
- Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) December 6, 2020
Partey had pulled up trying to defend the goal and immediately after it went in, he was replaced by Dani Ceballos.
The injury has seen things go from bad to worse for the Gunners and they are furious with their manager.
This is awful from Mikel Arteta, no excuses.- EiF (@EiFSoccer) December 6, 2020
Surely frustrating to have your player pull up injured during a counter, but you can't just push him back in play.
Could've severely worsened Partey's injury. https://t.co/u7E3ixrbAW
Partey got injured again before the second goal, he stood at the touchline and Arteta pushed him on to cover but he couldn't. Possibly aggravating the injury.
In the first place, you shouldn't have played him. He had to recover fully.
- _ChampionLegacy (@legacyxxlegacy) December 6, 2020
Arteta shoving partey back on the pitch miles behind the second hahahahah
- Ryan Matthews (@Ryan_Matt98) December 6, 2020
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That clip of Arteta trying to get Partey to run back onto the pitch with a busted hamstring is... something.
- YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) December 6, 2020
The clip is actually shocking. So amateurish. Partey tries to run again when Arteta pushes him to and he starts limping again. He could have made his injury worse.
- Arsenal Vault (@ArsenalVault) December 6, 2020
I can't believe Arteta risked Partey like that this guys clueless
- ً (@Kashaveli_) December 6, 2020
Kane popped the ball round the corner for Son who ran free on the left before cutting inside.
He then unleashed an absolute peach of a shot with his right foot which flew past Bernd Leno and into the net.
Kane got in on the action himself just before half time, scoring his 11th North London derby goal.
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