Arteta admits Thomas Partey injury is worse than initially thought Andrew the midfielder will miss more games.
Our summer signing picked up this thigh injury during the first half our home loss to Aston Villa. Although he endured through the half, it was worse than first thought.
He spent the international break in the club facilities as he began rehabilitation. He has missed three games already and he looks likely to miss the upcoming North London Derby. If reports are as worse as feared, he might miss the whole of our busy December.
After tonight’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves, the boss was asked how important the midfielder is to his side. He said: “I don’t know. I don’t think he will be with us in the next few games but still, we’ve been missing a lot of players.
“We have many different issues but I don’t like to use that excuse. At the end of the day, we are always really close to winning football matches and we have ended up losing them in the last few games and this is only in our hands with the players that we have. It’s what we have to do, we cannot change that. It is in our hands.”
When he was pressed on how serious the injury was and if it is worse than first feared, he replied: “Yes.”
We wish Thomas Partey quick recovery.