Bad News as Thomas Partey Faces Lengthy Arsenal Injury Absence

Bad News as Thomas Partey Faces Lengthy Arsenal Injury Absence

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM
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  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the injury status of Thomas Partey as the Ghanaian is set to sit out for two months
  • Partey sustained an injury to his right thigh in Arsenal's crushing 3-0 defeat to fellow Londoners Crystal Palace
  • Prior to the injury, Partey was Arsenal's best player driving the club in their chase for Champions League football

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will miss the rest of the season due to an injury, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.

The Black Stars deputy captain suffered an injury to his right thigh in Arsenal's Premier League game against Crystal Palace on the back of leading Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

According to a statement on Arsenal's official website, the 28-year-old midfielder sustained muscle damage to his right thigh following a series of scans and could miss the rest of the season.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not optimistic about Thomas Partey's chances of returning from injury before the end of the season. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

Speaking ahead of their match against Southampton at the Saint Mary's Stadium, Arsenal manager Arteta said it is not looking positive that Partey will play again this season.

"The news we got after having another assessment, they are not great," Arteta told the press as quoted by SportsMole.
"It's not looking positive, his availability this season. We'll have to wait and see, he's trying to get back as quickly as possible but at the moment, we are not very optimistic about it."

Arsenal provide updates on Partey's injury

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal has provided insight on Thomas Partey's injury status after the Ghana international aggravated his right thigh.

Partey and Arsenal suffered the crushing blow in Monday's Premier League game against Crystal Palace with the Gunners stumbling to a 3-0 defeat.

According to the club's official website, Thomas experienced muscle damage to his right thigh after a scan was run on the deputy Black Stars skipper.

Thomas Partey Opens Up for the First Time After Leading Ghana to World Cup Qualification

Ghana and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has reacted for the first time since guiding Ghana to its fourth FIFA World Cup appearance.

Partey came up clutch for the Black Stars when his pile driver from the edge of the box was more than enough to qualify Ghana for the 2022 World Cup on the away goal rule.

Since his heroics on Tuesday, Thomas has voiced a heartwarming message to Ghanaians while gearing up for the biggest sporting festival on the face of the earth.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)