Thomas Partey could miss as many as seven matches with Arsenal expected to rule the midfielder out until after the October Interlull, according to the Evening Standard.
Mikel Arteta confirmed yesterday that the 30-year-old has suffered a groin or thigh injury that “doesn’t look good” and the Ghana FA has already ruled him out of their upcoming AFCON qualifier with Central African Republic.
While his country reported their midfielder would be sidelined for two weeks – presumably on the basis of an initial medical report from Arsenal – further scans are expected to confirm the need for a longer spell in the treatment room.
Arsenal have four Premier League (Everton, Sp*rs, Bournemouth and Manchester City), two Champions League (PSV Eindhoven and Lens) and a Carabao Cup match with Brentford before Chelsea visit the Emirates, after the October international break.
Partey was in attendance at yesterday’s match and drove himself to the ground, so whatever he’s done, it’s not completely debilitated him.