Ahead of Arsenal’s recent win against Leeds, midfielder Thomas Partey made a social media blunder by misspelling his team’s name on an Instagram story. The graphic included several photos of Partey, including one of him in action for the Gunners, but the mistake was glaringly obvious as he referred to his side as “Arsernal” instead of Arsenal. Despite the error, the story remained up until Sunday morning, meaning that thousands of Partey’s 1.2 million followers may have seen it.
Partey had been an injury doubt ahead of the game against Leeds, but he managed to complete the full 90 minutes. He has been a regular feature in Mikel Arteta’s side this season, contributing three Premier League goals in 24 games. Arsenal’s victory over Leeds helped them maintain an eight-point lead over Manchester City, who have played one game less. City also won 4-1 on Saturday, defeating Liverpool thanks to goals from Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish.
Despite their defeat to City earlier in the season, Arsenal have managed to maintain their gap to the Citizens by winning seven Premier League games on the bounce since then. This impressive run of form has helped them climb up the table and put them in contention for a top-four finish.
Partey’s mistake on social media may have been embarrassing, but it did not affect his performance on the pitch. He played a key role in Arsenal’s win over Leeds, helping to control the midfield and provide a solid defensive base for his team. His ability to break up play and start attacks from deep has been a valuable asset for Arteta’s side this season.
As Arsenal look to continue their winning streak and push for a top-four finish, Partey will be a key player for them. His experience and quality in midfield will be crucial in helping the Gunners maintain their momentum and secure a place in next season’s Champions League. Despite his social media blunder, Partey remains a vital part of Arsenal’s plans for the future.