Arteta happy with Thomas Partey's performance against United.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hailed Ghana midfield marshal Thomas Partey for his brilliant display against Manchester United on Sunday.
The 27-year-old, who joined the north London club from LaLiga side Atletico Madrid in the last transfer window, was in good form when he took on the United midfielders - who were no match for him at Old Trafford over the weekend.
Arteta's Gunners secured a 1-0 win over the Red Devils, thanks to a penalty kick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Paul Pogba foolishly brought down Hector Bellerin in the 18-yard box.
It was Arsenal's first win at Old Trafford in 14 years and following the match, a delighted Arteta hailed Partey! Partey! saying: "He was really good, but I don’t like to speak on individuals because they all contributed a lot. It was really hard to pick the team and it’s getting harder and harder, but I am glad that whoever I pick, they’re ready to give absolutely everything and play with a lot of courage.
"This is a massive factor for me because we played with no fear and believed in our style of play."
On the key factors behind the win on the day, Arteta, who is only the second Arsenal boss to have won his first two games against Manchester United after former Gunners boss Herbert Chapman, said: "First of all, the belief that we created before the game. We wanted to come here and be who we are and be that from the first minute. I think obviously if you look at the performance, every player needed to be at their best and they were.
"They asked a lot of questions with the way we played, so I’m really, really happy with the performance."
And, when asked about Aubameyang’s confidence to take the penalty, the Spaniard replied as Arsenal.com quoted: "He probably had added pressure because he know how crucial it was for us to win today and how important that moment was, but I think he took it really well and I’m really happy for him because he might not have been scoring, but he’s working really hard and contributing to the team. He’s doing every other thing and today he got his reward."