Arsenal have received positive news in regards to the injury of midfielder Thomas Partey.
Thomas Partey was forced off at half-time of Arsenal’s Friday night’s FA Cup defeat against Manchester City after taking a knock to his ribs during the first 45 minutes.
The Gunners went on to lose the game 1-0, with Partey’s absence in the second half undoubtedly having a major influence on the tie.
After the game, Head Coach Mikel Arteta revealed that Partey had been playing through the pain before eventually having to be replaced at the break.
He added that the Ghanaian who has been influential in his team’s pursuit of the Premier League title will undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Saturday to determine the extent of an injury.
Per the Sun’s Jack Rosser, the MRI scan has been done and results indicates that the injury isn’t serious. The Ghanaian midfielder is expected to feature in next Saturday’s league game against Everton.
Despite the positive development, Arsenal will continue their pursuit for Brighton and Ecuadorian midfielder Martin Caicedo who’s seen as a compliment to Thomas Partey and as his successor.
Arsenal will still want midfield cover, but initial checks have shown that Thomas Partey's injury is not a serious one.— Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) January 28, 2023
Will be assessed further in the coming days but expectation is he'll be fit for Everton. #AFC