Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that Thomas Partey will be out for the next few games after suffering an injury in London’s derby defeat at Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed Thomas Partey will be away for the next few games and insisted that he had not been rushed back to face Spurs.
had been out for almost a month with a thigh injury before being selected for the starting squad against
but was unable to complete the game after another injury.
has confirmed that
will be sidelined for few matches due to another injury.
“He got injured in the same area,” said the Spaniard. “Not exactly the same spot, but similar as it was before.
“We MRI [scanned] him yesterday [Tuesday]. There was an injury there and he will miss the next few matches.”
Arteta was criticized if Partey had been rushed back after injury, but he dismissed the claims.
“He did incredibly well. He was very confident. We tested him three times. He had zero symptoms about it. But in football, you have a lot of unpredictable actions and he went into the floor, his knee got stuck.
“After he needs to stretch and get up. Immediately he put a lot of stress in a similar area and he felt it again.
“After it was said it was a bit too early, I don’t think it was because he was completely fine to play.”
The latest development means Partey will miss games against Dundalk in Europa League and next week’s Premier League games with Burnley and Southampton.