Injury expert explains how Ghana did Arsenal a favour

The injury expert Ben Dinnery insists Arsenal should be thankful to Ghana after they pulled Thomas Partey out of their lineup for a game because of a minor injury.

The midfielder has missed the last few matches for the Gunners, but he returned to fitness during the international break and joined up with his Ghanaian national teammates.

They faced Brazil and Nicaragua during the break, but he didn’t play any of the matches after their national team coach took him out, so he doesn’t aggravate a small knee issue.

Dinnery believes that decision means he could start the North London Derby this weekend.

He tells Football Insider:

“You want to commend Ghana for pulling him out of the firing line just moments before kick-off. If not, that might have exacerbated the issue further.

“I think now he has a very good chance of making that North London derby.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Partey is one of our key players, just as he is important to the Ghanaian national team.

However, the matches during this break are not competitive games, and Ghana did the right thing not to force him to play either of them.

Hopefully, he would be fit to face Tottenham from the beginning.

Tags Ben Dinnery Thomas Partey


  1. A great player when he plays, unfortunately his fitness is like a roll of the dice. Love having him in the team, but injuries make him too unreliable.

    Time we get his replacement and he can compete for the spot until we can sell him.

    We need that position settled, rather than hoping he is fit to play.

    1. What replacement. What you dont understand is that, it is difficult to get someone good as Partey in the market now. The players we will get are not in the same bracket as Partey. That is why Arsenal was reluctant to make a move in the last window.

      1. I do understand my friend, what you fail to accept is that he doesn’t play enough to keep that position his own.

        This is no snap decision, this is 3 years of injury plagued seasons proving his fitness is unreliable. Time to accept reality and move on finding his replacement.

  2. Partey is a must have in that midfield, he knits everything together from defence to attack. Can’t wait to see him pulling the strings against spurs.

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