Thomas Partey Arsenal FC
Thomas Partey Arsenal FC

Arsenal took on Aston Villa in the Premier League this past weekend and midfielder Thomas Partey had to be taken off the pitch in the second half due to a thigh injury.

“I don’t know he had a muscular issue so we had to take him off,” Arteta after the match.

“He could not carry on playing. We will see the extent of the injury. He wasn’t feeling well enough to continue playing so we had to take him off.”

Thomas Partey has already missed a number of games this season due to a hip injury so this fresh setback was real bad news for the Gunners are they are entering into the decisive phase of the Premier League.

But according to a report in Football London, the injury does not look to be too serious and Thomas Partey could be fit and available for selection when Arsenal take on Leeds United next Sunday.

The report claims: “Thomas Partey’s injury is not serious and the Arsenal midfielder could be back for Sunday’s Premier League match against Leeds, understands.

“ understands that Partey felt some pain in his thigh before signalling that he needed to be substituted in the second half against Villa.

“However, the injury is not considered serious and the midfielder will spend the next few days recovering ahead of the match at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.”

This great news for Mikel Arteta since Thomas Partey in partnership with Granit Xhaka has added more stability to the Arsenal midfield and if he is a 100% fit then he’s surely going to start at the Emirates on Sunday.

After the Leeds match, Arsenal take on Benfica in the Europa League and then they face teams like Manchester City, Spurs and Leicester in the league. So the fact that Thomas Partey is not seriously injured could help Arsenal immensely in securing a place in the top-six of the league table this season.

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