Thomas Partey, who hobbled off the field after Arsenal’s FA Cup loss to Manchester City, will have an MRI, according to Mikel Arteta.
Manchester City, Arsenal’s closest Premier League title contenders, won 1-0 on Friday night thanks to Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute strike. The Premier League leaders have been knocked out of this season’s FA Cup by a narrow victory.
In the midst of all of this, the Gunners’ 29-year-old Ghanaian midfielder suffered a rib injury in the first period of the FA Cup 4th round match, which caused them serious concern.
Partey was replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga during the break.
Mikel Arteta admitted after the game that he didn’t want to “take any risks” with the star midfielder.
He felt something and we didn’t want to take any risks, so he could not continue.
Obviously tomorrow (Saturday), the day after he will have to have an MRI scan and see what he has.
Arteta will now have to wait to find out the full extent of the damage because teammate midfielder Mohamed Elneny is also out with a knee injury.
Throughout the transfer window, Arsenal has attempted to strengthen the team’s midfield. Brighton, on the other hand, turned down Arsenal’s initial bid for Moises Caicedo.
In a stunning social media post, the 21-year-old Ecuadorian World Cup sensation begs the Seagulls to release him, as talks between the two clubs are expected to continue.
In reaction to Caicedo’s transfer situation, Mikel Arteta said:
As I said before, we have been pretty active in the market.
We have some necessities and if something else is available, the club is willing to try to do it when it is reasonable and hopefully it’s a player that can improve our squad.
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