Partey’s injury is not looking good – Mikel Arteta


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is concerned about Thomas Partey’s latest injury.

After suffering what appeared to be an ankle injury, Partey had to be substituted last weekend as Arsenal lost 2-1 against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly.

The former Atletico Madrid player has been injury prone in the past year and Arteta said he is concerned because it looked very serious.

“I had a talk with the doctor,” Arteta told the club’s official website.

“He’s going to have a scan and at the moment it’s not looking good because he was in pain and he could not continue which, for Thomas, is pretty unusual.”

The injury will be a huge blow for Partey, who did not enjoy a good start at the Emirates Stadium after signing from Atletico at the beginning of last season.

In a recent interview, Partey discussed his first season at Arsenal.

“Well I think everybody has seen it, there’s been ups and downs. We’ve had good times and bad times, but this is my first season and I think I had to adapt to how they play, and get used to my teammates.

“I think now I’m getting used to them and I know with hard work everything will be okay for the next season.

“Of course, it’s not easy. The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and if you want to be there you have to be able to do everything well. So I like this challenge and I’m ready to do everything.”

Last season, the anchor made 33 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners and provided three assists.

He will miss Arsenal’s next friendly against Tottenham Hotspur on 8 August and also the Premier League season opener against newly promoted side Brentford away on the 13th of August.

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By FARPost Reporter