Ghana’s Football Association has confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will be sidelined due to injury for their upcoming clash against Manchester United. Partey, who joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in October 2020, sustained the injury during the Gunners’ recent defeat to Aston Villa.
The Ghanaian international has been a key player for Arsenal this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions. However, his absence will be felt as Arsenal face a challenging fixture against Manchester United, who currently sit at the top of the Premier League table.
Partey’s injury comes as a blow to Arsenal, who have been struggling to find consistency this season. The Gunners currently sit in 10th place in the league, with manager Mikel Arteta under increasing pressure to turn their fortunes around.
Ghana’s Football Association did not disclose the exact nature of Partey’s injury or provide a timeline for his return. It remains to be seen how long the midfielder will be sidelined for and whether he will be available for selection in future matches.
Despite the setback, Arsenal will have to regroup and find a way to compensate for Partey’s absence. The Gunners will need to rely on other midfield options such as Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, and Mohamed Elneny to step up and fill the void left by the Ghanaian international.
The match against Manchester United is crucial for Arsenal, as they look to climb up the table and improve their chances of securing European qualification for next season. A victory against the league leaders would provide a much-needed boost for Arteta’s side and help alleviate some of the pressure on the manager.
As for Partey, he will now focus on his recovery and rehabilitation process to ensure he returns to full fitness as soon as possible. Arsenal will be hoping to have him back in action sooner rather than later, as they aim to turn their season around and compete for silverware in domestic and European competitions.