Arsenal boss delivers devastating Thomas Partey injury update

By on April 15, 2022

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Mikel Arteta has delivered a devastating update on Thomas Partey with the midfielder set to miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury.

Partey aggravated a thigh injury during Arsenal’s defeat at Crystal Palace earlier this month and was initially expected to be out for a few weeks.

However, speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary’s, Arteta has suggested it looks unlikely Partey will play again this season.

The Gunners boss told reporters it doesn’t look ‘positive’ that the midfielder will be available again this campaign and they are ‘not very optimistic’ about it.

This news will come as a major blow to Arsenal’s hopes of finishing fourth. We’ve already lost Kieran Tierney for the rest of the season after he underwent knee surgery, and to now lose Partey as well is a devastating blow.

Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette hasn’t been spotted in training this week and Arteta has confirmed the strikers absence has been due to ‘private reasons’. However, the boss says there is still a good chance Laca will be available to face Southampton tomorrow.

Arteta is quoted by football.london as saying:

Arteta on Partey

The news that we got after another assessment is not looking very positive for his availability this season. At the moment we’re not very optimistic [that he’ll play again this season].

Arteta on Lacazette

There are private reasons that I can’t comment on but I have no other team news apart from the guys we discussed.

We will see if he’s available. It’s a good possibility that that’s the case.

The only other injury concern for Arsenal is Takehiro Tomiyasu. The right-back hasn’t featured for Arsenal since January due to troublesome calf injuries and he’ll remain on the sidelines this weekend.

The hope is Tomiyasu will resume full training next week but we’ll have to wait and see if he’s given the green light as Arsenal have been very cautious not to rush him back too soon in fear of aggravating the issue further.

We travel to the south coast off the back of two damaging defeats to Crystal Palace and Brighton, which have left us trailing Tottenham in the race for fourth place, so Arsenal simply have to win tomorrow if we’re to keep alive our hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

We sit three points behind Spurs with a game in hand but we have a much tougher run-in, which includes a trip to White Hart Lane, and could be six points adrift if they beat Brighton at home in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

One Comment

  1. Ukaz+George

    April 15, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Sometimes we experiment to see the other side of the players now that is certain that Thomas Parttey and Kerian Tienery are not going to
    play very soon I will suggest that Mohammed Eleny play right back Soares play left back then Xhaka and Lokonga in the midfield Nicolas Pepe right side Smith Rowe on the left Martinelli in the center Bukayo as free roll then Odegarde as number 10 of course Ramsdale, White and Gabriel in the middle or Holding at right back 8f Mohammed Eleny is not trusted there what Arteta is lacking the right formation or formula we still have good players if it is Wenger don’t ask him what to do because he knows what to do

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