Thomas Partey, the Arsenal midfielder, missed Ghana’s match against Angola on Monday due to injury. However, the injury is not as severe as initially feared. Partey played the full 90 minutes of Ghana’s 1-0 win over Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last Thursday. He was an unused substitute in their 1-1 draw just four days later. Ghana manager Chris Hughton revealed that Partey had a minor injury issue, and they felt it was too risky to start him. Partey had been suffering from injury issues before the international break and missed their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last month.
Arsenal fans will be relieved to hear that Partey’s injury is minor, and they will be hoping he can make a swift return to fitness as the team enters the run-in phase of the season amid their title charge. Partey has started in 21 of the club’s 28 Premier League games this season, proving to be a key component in the midfield. He has also scored three goals this season, with his most recent strike coming during their dramatic 3-2 comeback win against Bournemouth.
Partey has been a crucial part of Arsenal’s success so far, and his midfield qualities will be needed in the upcoming weeks. Arsenal, who are eight points clear of City at the top of the table, return to action on Saturday with a home clash against Leeds. However, their title credentials will be tested throughout the rest of April when they face Liverpool, City, and Chelsea.
The news on Partey’s injury will be a relief for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Partey’s efforts in midfield have helped guide the Gunners to top spot. Arsenal fans will be hoping that he can make a swift recovery and continue to play a crucial role in their title charge.