Thomas Partey suffers another injury as Arsenal lose 2-0 to Spurs

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Thomas Partey suffered an injury as Arsenal lost 2-0 to bitterest rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.

The Ghanaian international was making a return from a thigh injury he suffered in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa in early November.

Partey, who missed international assignment with Ghana and Arsenal’s last 4 games due to the injury recovered and was handed a start against Tottenham.

The combative midfielder looked lively during the course of the opening half, but got himself injured prior to the recess and was replaced by Dani Ceballos.

Speaking to the media after the game, Arteta confirmed that the midfielder may have suffered a recurrence of his previous injury.

“I haven’t seen the action repeated. But it is an injury and it is in the same area unfortunately. We don’t know how bad it is,” Arteta told Arsenal’s official website after the game.

In the build up to Spurs’ second goal, an injured Thomas Partey decided to hobble to the side of the pitch but as the attack fizzled out, the Gunners were left hugely exposed on the counter. A situation Spurs took advantage of to grab their second.

Arteta after the game spoke about the situation.

“I was trying to push him but I don’t think he realised the gravity of the situation when he left his position but that was probably because he was in a lot of pain. It’s nothing we can do at the moment to resolve that.

Arteta added; “It was too quick. We were through and I think it was a four against three situation for us to play the final ball and we were through. Suddenly, they are coming to attack us and Thomas is walking to me and I was trying to push him.

“I haven’t spoken to him so I don’t know exactly how it happened or if he felt something really serious. I will look at it and we will talk about it.”

Arsenal will run a scan on the Ghanaian international tomorrow to know the full extent of the injury.

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