Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed Thomas Partey is set to be sidelined for several weeks through injury.
Partey missed the Gunners’ 2-1 win against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday (October 24). The Ghanaian midfielder is nursing a muscle injury having dealt with a groin problem earlier in the season.
Arteta has ruled Partey out of action for the foreseeable future, meaning he’ll miss Arsenal‘s clash with Sheffield United tomorrow (October 28). He said (via football.london):
“He’s got a muscle injury and we expect him to be out for a few weeks. We don’t know the extent of it, he has more scans today. He got in training with the last kick of the ball.”
Partey‘s absence will be a blow for Arteta as his side look to continue their impressive start to the campaign. Arsenal are third in the league, winning six and drawing three of 10 games.
The north Londoners bounced back to winning ways in the Champions League with their victory over Sevilla. They’d suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ligue 1 side Lens on matchday two following a 4-0 win against PSV Eindhoven in their European opener.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey could reportedly look to depart due to lack of game time