EPL Rio Ferdinand slams Arsenal for awarding Partey, names best Arsenal player in latest win. Rio Ferdinand, a former defender for Manchester United, criticized Arsenal for giving Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey the man of the match award following their 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
The Old Trafford legend said that William Saliba, a French defender who is 21 years old, should have received the prize instead of Partey, who received it from the Arsenal fans.
At the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Arsenal overcame Tottenham, a team from north London, 3-1. Antonio Conte’s team was vanquished.
Partey was one of the Arsenal players who scored against Spurs, and the club’s fans called him the “man of the match,” although Ferdinand believes the honor was not intended for him.
After the game, Saliba received plaudits from both supporters and commentators, particularly for his ability to contain England and Tottenham captain, Harry Kane.
“How even is he receiving a shout out? Their best player wasn’t him, Ferdinand admitted on Vibe.
“He could miss three of the upcoming five games. They had the finest player in Saliba.
“It’s over for them if they lose Jesus.”