Thomas Partey suffered two injuries against Aston Villa but returned against Spurs only to make the problem worse, so when will he be back fit for Arsenal?
Thomas Partey will miss more games for Arsenal as his injury, that was only meant to keep him out for a game or two, has resulted in what could be a serious problem for the player.
Would Thomas Partey have helped Arsenal against Wolves last Sunday? Undoubtedly, but it’s a bit much to expect one player to fix the sh*t-show that is Arsenal at present. That being said, it was only when he walked off the pitch, having aggravated an injury that was clearly not healed properly, did Arsenal go behind against Spurs.
As it stands, it looks like we will be leaving White Hart Lane this weekend without Partey or the points.
Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta confirmed at his press conference that Partey felt the problem was ‘serious’.
“It was too quick,” Arteta said. “It was a four against two situation. Suddenly Thomas is coming towards us. I don’t know exactly how it happened, he felt something serious and we will look at it and talk about it.”
Speaking with the reporter immediately after the match he gave a bit more detail, stating that it was indeed a reoccurrence of the problem that had kept Partey out since Aston Villa.
Speaking about the midfielder after the Wolves game on Sunday night, Arteta said, “I don’t think he will be with us in the next few games but still, we’ve been missing a lot of players.
Arteta was also asked if that all meant the injury was worse than first feared to which he replied simply, “Yes.”
Arteta on Partey: "I don't think he will be ready for a few games."
Asked whether the injury was more serious than first feared: "Yes."
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 29, 2020
Yet, low and behold Partey was fit to start against Spurs.
Rumour had it that Partey would be out for the whole of December which now looks like it will be the case. It’s a massive blow to Arsenal’s who currently languish in 15th place some 11 points from the top but only seven from the relegation zone.
At the current rate, Arsenal are on track to collect 45 points by the end of the season.