Ghana have confirmed that Thomas Partey has been released from international duty and will now return to London.
The midfielder was due to play for his country against Brazil in France last night but he pulled out just before kick off after complaining of discomfort in one of his knees.
While it has been reported that the withdrawal was merely a precaution, Arsenal’s request to assess the player has been heeded.
Instead of travelling to Spain for a friendly against Nicaragua, Partey will instead return to London.
The Gunners face Sp*rs in the north London derby next Saturday and clearly don’t want any unnecessary risks being taken.
Elsewhere, Martin Odegaard played 71 minutes for Norway as they lost 2-1 to Slovenia. He had been forced to sit out the win over Brentford with a calf problem.
We’ve also just learnt that Kieran Tierney has been substituted with a head injury in an ongoing match between Scotland and Ireland.
The left-back had his head trampled on by Troy Parrott and required treatment. Fingers crossed it’s not too serious.