Thomas Teye Partey became the first ever Ghanaian player to score a goal in the English Premier League for North London side Arsenal FC on Friday night.
The 28-year-old Ghanaian box-to-box midfielder scored the opening goal of the match on Friday against Aston Villa FC with a header following a corner kick from Emile Smith Rowe.
With his on the 23rd minute of the match to put the hosts 1-0 up, the Ghanaian international became the first player from his country (Ghana) to ever score a Premier League goal for the Emirates faithfuls.
Despite Quincy Owusu Abayie and Emmanuel Frimpong playing for the Gunners in the past, none of them managed to score in the Premier League for the Red and Whites outfit.
Edward Nketiah of Ghanaian descent has scored for Arsenal in the league but is not a Ghanaian international and cannot be counted as a player for Ghana as he represents England at international level.
Partey joined Arsenal last season but was hugely affected by unfortunate injuries which prevented him from playing in most games last season and also missed the start of the season due to injury concerns.
Partey has been giving Arsenal fans what they expect from him with glimpses of brilliance in recent games in the Premier League before netting his first Arsenal goal against Aston Villa to set a new record.
Thomas Partey is the first Ghanaian to score for @Arsenal in the #PL, with the Gunners netting more goals via African players in the competition than any other side (219) 🇬🇭#ARSAVL pic.twitter.com/fG7ZVriQna
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 22, 2021