Thomas Partey suffered muscle damage during Arsenal’s 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace on Monday, the club has confirmed. 

Partey was substituted in the second half with Sambi Lokonga being introduced minutes before Arsenal conceded the third goal. Mikel Arteta revealed the Ghanian injury didn’t look good but no the Gunners’ recent update does not suggest a quick return for the midfielder.

“Our No. 5 was substituted during Monday night’s game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park after aggravating his right thigh,” a statement from the medical team read.

“Thomas has since received further assessments, and a subsequent scan has shown muscle damage to his right thigh.”

“We will continue to assess Thomas in the coming weeks, during which time he will also receive further specialist consultations.”

It is yet again another blow for the north London side with news Kieran Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.


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