His current absence is his second-longest to date. Just shy of three months after he underwent thigh surgery at the start of November. His last appearance for the club arrived off the bench in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City. Before the October international break.
He was set to return before the Liverpool clash but picked up an injury again. There was hope that the midfielder would soon return.
But the Ghanaian wasn’t included in the squad. Arteta has since revealed that a “little setback” will sideline Partey once more.
Thomas Partey injury-prone?
Thomas Partey has missed 42 Premier League matches so far for Arsenal. More expected after the latest blow as football. london reveals the full timeline of his injury history. Thomas Partey will stay with Arsenal despite his country’s participation in the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
Since he has signed for Arsenal every season he has missed at least 5-7 games due to injury. There were rumours of him leaving in the summer if Arsenal signed Declan Rice. But Arsenal didn’t sell him last summer.
It is looking likely that he is leaving this summer. Arsenal have Declan Rice as a defensive midfielder option. They can sign a more young option in the summer.
Partey, who earns £ 200k a week at Arsenal,
suffered a setback recently, after being close to a return to action for Arteta’s side.
The north London outfit lacks someone who can pass through the lines from deep when Partey isn’t playing, and they will undoubtedly be cursing their luck that the Ghanaian won’t be back for Sunday’s clash at the London Stadium.
West Ham needs to beat Arsenal this weekend, if we are to keep our hopes of a top-six Premier League finish alive.
And the fact that Partey won’t be playing should give us a much better chance of doing just that.