Arteta worried about the length of Thomas Partey’s injury

It is now very clear that Mikel Arteta is very worried about the injury to Thomas Partey from Arsenal’s last game, and it sounds like the boss will not be rushing him back to training so as to not take any chances of a recurrence in the near future.

Partey was supposed to be the last piece in Arteta’s jigsaw (except for maybe a new attacking midfielder to partner him) but, having played three games in quick succession since his arrival, it looks like he may have been pushed to the forefront a little too quickly his and muscles must have been feeling the strain.

Arteta was asked in the pre-match press conference whether Partey was on his way to recovery, but the Boss responded: “No, he picked up an injury very early in the game [against Aston Villa], he tried to carry on and he wanted to play the second half and we knew it was a significant injury. He has done really well, he is working very hard and he wants to be available. Hopefully we can get him back soon but it is an area where we have to be careful and a bit protective with the player.”

This could be a big setback to our season, with Leeds, Wolves and Tottenham all facing us in the next few weeks.

Let’s hope Thomas recovers very quickly…

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  1. The worry of majority of the Arsenal fans is having an incompetent manager at a time we thought were progressive.Back to factory settings arsenal needs top manager more than anything else, Arteta has failed to use the good players at Arsenal, we have strengthened the defense and bought Partey what’s the excuse why we are languishing at midtable.We were told to give Arteta a full season the evidence is there we are regression forget winning the cup Emery contributed to that also otherwise if we were knocked in the beginning what would’ve he won.

    1. In case you don’t know how the FA Cup works, the Third Round is when the Premiership clubs enter the competition, and this starts in January. Emery was sacked in November. So tell me how you feel Emery can be given any credit for Arteta winning the FA Cup.

  2. Sue,
    This may turn out better than most believe, Xhaka has not played a lot lately and will be a good fit for the Leeds match as they pay openly, his passes can tear them apart.
    Glass half full, and waiting to be refilled!

    1. Hey Aaron… Waited so long for TP, now nobody knows when we’ll see him again!! Such rotten luck! I just wanted to see him for a lot longer than we have..
      I’m not knocking Xhaka, you never know he may come in and play an absolute blinder – we certainly could do with it 🙂 Both teams go into it on the back of heavy defeats – something’s got to give! COYG

  3. Partey was not just rushed… he was over used because he had no viable partner in the middle. Partey tried to carry more than he should, and there is the result.

    Play silly football, and injure your players.

    Arteta will be lucky to make it up the table… as the rest of the league have measure of this team that has lost its ability to score goals without a viable AMF.

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