Arsenal suffer fresh injury scare ahead of Everton clash

By on February 2, 2023

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Arsenal have suffered a fresh injury scare as Thomas Partey wasn’t spotted in Thursday’s training session ahead of Saturday’s crucial Premier League encounter against Everton.

After sustaining a knock to his ribs, the Ghanaian was taken off at the interval in last week’s F.A Cup defeat against Manchester City. It was thought to be a minor issue and he was expected to be back this weekend.

However, the Emirates faithful have been handed a huge scare after the club released photos from Thursday’s training session where the Ghanaian was nowhere to be found.

Fans are now concerned that the injury may be more serious than first thought, so Arsenal supporters will be eagerly waiting to see if Partey’s name is on the team sheet for Saturday lunchtimes clash at Goodison Park.

If the former Atletico Madrid man is deemed not fit enough to start then new signing Jorginho could make his debut against Everton this weekend, having joined the club from Chelsea on deadline day.

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With Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny already out injured, it would be a big blow if Partey also misses out for an extended period of time.

However, the good news is that Reiss Nelson has returned to training after recovering from a hamstring issue. The Everton game will come too soon for him but he will return to action in the coming weeks.

Jesus has also stepped-up his recovery from knee surgery and should be back later this month, while Smith Rowe’s injury isn’t thought to be serious so Arsenal’s injury issues should ease soon.

Arsenal are currently flying in the league. They have only endured one defeat so far and that loss came away to Manchester United back in September. They are at the top of the table with 50 points from 19 games, five points ahead of the second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

The north Londoners will be hoping that if Partey finds himself out injured for a considerable amount of time then the winter signing Jorginho will be able to fill that void and the injury to the 29-year-old – who has been an integral part of the Gunners’ success so far this term – won’t have any impact on their title charge.

Meanwhile, following the Goodison Park trip, Arsenal will welcome Brentford in the league next weekend before facing off against Manchester City. So, a few crucial games lie ahead for the Gunners in the upcoming weeks.