Thomas Partey is set for an MRI scan after he was withdrawn with injury concerns at half-time of the Arsenal vs Manchester City clash in the FA Cup.
Arsenal faced Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup, and Thomas Partey started for the Gunners in the game. However, after receiving a knock to his rib in the first half, the Ghanaian international was taken off at half-time.
Speaking after the match, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta revealed Thomas Partey had discomfort and that he replaced the midfielder at half-time after it got ‘worse and worse’.
“He had some discomfort and it was getting worse and worse,” Mikel Arteta said. “He could not continue. No initial diagnosis. Tomorrow, or the day after it will have to be an MRI scan and we’ll see what he has.“
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Thomas Partey has been key for Arsenal in the 22/23 season
Should the MRI scan reveal any injury problem for Thomas Partey that would see the midfielder miss games, it would be a huge blow for Arsenal in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
Thomas Partey has been a key player for Mikel Arteta in the current campaign. He has featured in – and started in – 16 games of the 19 games Arsenal have played in the Premier League so far this season. He missed the three matches that he did not feature in because of thigh problems.
Thomas Partey has also made four appearances in the Europa League and featured in one match in the FA Cup for the Gunners in the ongoing 22/23 campaign.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are also looking to reinforce its midfield department in the January transfer window. The Gunners tabled a £60m bid for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo earlier this week.
However, Brighton turned down Arsenal’s bid for the highly-rated Ecuador midfielder, who has also attracted transfer interest from Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Arsenal sits atop the Premier League points table with 50 points from 19 matches so far this season. The north London outfit enjoys a five-point lead at the top over second-placed Manchester City, who are also the defending champions. Manchester City have 45 points from 20 matches in the Premier League so far this season.
Arsenal will face Everton in an away fixture in the Premier League in their next match. The game between Arsenal and Everton kicks off at 6:00 pm Indian Standard Time on February 4.