The player was dismissed from the match’s starting XI after he revealed to be suffering from some pain in his muscle.
manager, Mikel Arteta, revealed that they didn’t wish to take risks withKieran Tierney
on their Thursday clash withCrystal Palace
after the full-back reported to be having some muscle pain.
The 23-year-old, who has been one of the Gunners regulars for the current season, was replaced withAinsley Maitland-Niles
following his discomfort.
"Well, he had some muscle soreness he hasn’t recovered well he wasn’t comfortable to start the game and in this period we cannot take the risk,"
before the game.
Arteta also talked about includingThomas Partey
on their substitutes list after having passed their recovery process, adding:
"Gabi is feeling much better he had a complete week of training."
"Thomas has been trying to push us for a week or so as well and I think he can get some minutes as well today. Good news to get some people back."
While Arsenal continue to get back in the game after having a rough start for the season, Arteta has chosen to keepPablo Mari
off the pitch despite his recent recovery from injury. The Gunners currently sit 11th in the
table with 23 points at hand.