ARSENAL have been dealt a significant damage blow with Mikel Arteta confirmed Thomas Partey’s ankle damage is ‘not wanting good’.
The Gunners kick-off their 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign in simply 12 days – making the quick journey to newly-promoted Brentford on Friday August 13.
Thomas Partey injured his ankle following a conflict with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and will miss the beginning of the Premier League seasonCredit score: Getty
Partey is about to have a scan on Monday however Arteta just isn’t optimistic concerning the end resultCredit score: AFP
The Ghanaian suffered a nasty-looking ankle damage following a conflict with Ruben Loftus-Cheek throughout Sunday’s 2-1 pre-season friendly defeat against Chelsea.
Partey was taken off within the first-half, with the Arsenal man set to have a scan on Monday.
However after the sport, Arteta confirmed the worst, revealing issues are ‘not wanting good’ for Partey – who additionally missed a piece of his debut season at Arsenal by way of damage.
The Gunners chief mentioned: “I simply had a chat with the doc. He’ll have a scan tomorrow.
“In the mean time it isn’t wanting good as a result of he was in ache and couldn’t proceed.”
Arteta has been given a carry although, after he revealed Granit Xhaka will STAY on the membership.
The Swiss midfielder, 28, has been linked with a transfer to Jose Mourinho’s Roma all summer season along with his five-year keep on the Emirates seemingly over.
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The Spanish chief mentioned: “Granit goes to stick with us. He’s a key member of our squad.
“He solely skilled for 2 days however nonetheless wished to play on this recreation and I believe that could be a very clear dedication from him that he needs to be right here.”
Xhaka will possible take the place of Partey within the Arsenal midfield in opposition to Brentford.
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