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Thomas Partey injury forces Ghana withdrawal

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The Ghanaian will not be linking up with the national team during the international break.

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Thomas Partey left Arsenal’s match against Aston Villa on Sunday at halftime with a thigh injury. Today, Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts confirmed that Partey will not join the Ghanaian national team and will remain in London to receive treatment.

Said Mikel Arteta in his press conference:

We don’t know [the extent] of it. We have to scan him tomorrow or the day after and see what he felt straight away. Let’s wait and see what the magnitude of the injury is.

As I said, the doctor will have to have a look at him and probably scan him. Then we will decide what to do with him.

Hopefully, the injury is not a serious one. Partey has been a fantastic addition for the Gunners, giving them a midfield presence they sorely lacked. You could see that Arsenal struggled in the second half without him on the pitch.

With three Premier League defeats in their last four matches, Arsenal can ill-afford to lose anybody to injury, let alone the player pegged to turn around the midfield and help the Gunners better control games. Fortunately, Partey has two weeks to rest and recover; Arsenal don’t play until November 22nd, when they travel to Leeds United.