According to Goal.com’s Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts, Thomas Partey will miss Ghana’s African Cup of Nations qualification double-header with Sudan due to injury.
The Arsenal signing was due to feature home and away for the Black Stars on Thursday and the following Tuesday, but after picking up a thigh problem in the first half of last night’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa he will now stay in London to focus on his rehab.
Thomas Partey will be staying with Arsenal during the international break due to his thigh injury. He won't be linking up with Ghana.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 9, 2020
After yesterday’s game, Mikel Arteta seemed unsure on the extent of the injury.
“We don’t know [the extent] of it,” he told his post-game press conference. “We have to scan him tomorrow or the day after and see what he felt straight away. Let’s wait and see what the magnitude of the injury is.
“I don’t know [if he will go away with Ghana now]. As I said, the doctor will have to have a look at him and probably scan him. Then we will decide what to do with him.”
Here’s hoping the decision to stay at Arsenal is more of a precaution than a sign of any serious damage. We’ve got a lot of games on the horizon and are going to need as many options in midfield as possible.