Arsenal left sweating over Thomas Partey’s ankle injury with Mikel Arteta admitting ‘it doesn’t look good’ for the £45m midfielder after being forced off in the friendly defeat by Chelsea following a challenge from Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- Thomas Partey sustained an ankle injury during a friendly defeat to Chelsea
- The midfielder hurt his ankle in a collision with Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- He received treatment before being replaced by team-mate Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Partey sustained an ankle injury in the first half against of Sunday’s 2-1 friendly defeat to the Blues following a collision with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
He received treatment on the pitch for quite some time being being replaced by Granit Xhaka.
Thomas Partey picked up an injury during the first half of Sunday’s friendly against Chelsea
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits that it ‘does not look good’ for the midfielder
After the match, Arteta told reporters: ‘I just had a talk with the doc. He’ll have a scan tomorrow.
‘At the moment it’s not looking good because he was in pain and could not continue.’
It’s more frustration for Partey, who also missed a large part of last season following his high-profile move from Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal play one final friendly against north London rivals Tottenham on August 8 before their Premier League campaign gets under way against newly-promoted Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Partey (right) sustained the ankle injury after a collision with Ruben Loftus-cheek (left)