Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms Thomas Partey out for ‘weeks’ with injury
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey will be out for some weeks due to an injury.
Partey was substituted in the second half of the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday and was replaced by midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga in the 75th minute.
Arteta admits the latest setback could keep the former Atletico Madrid midfielder on the sidelines for some time.
“It is a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury and we’ll have to keep assessing him but he will be out for some weeks,” he said.
Asked if Partey could play again this campaign, Arteta added, “It could be but it could not be the case – because it is an area where he had a previous injury as well and he felt it straight away and he is not fit.”
Arsenal have been operating with a tight-knit first-team squad, with only 12 players featuring for over 141 minutes since January 1, 2022.
Partey has made 24 league appearances for Arsenal, scored two goals, and provided one assist so far this season.