Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey will be absent from Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Partey has been sidelined due to an injury that occurred during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Fulham in the Premier League on August 25, 2023.
The 30-year-old has been diagnosed with a groin injury, and there is currently no specific timeline for his return to action.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, speaking ahead of the Sunday fixture at the Emirates Stadium against Tottenham, confirmed that Partey has not yet fully recovered and will miss the game.
He told the press ahead of the game at the Emirates: “We are still assessing him (Gabriel Martinelli), so let’s see if he can make the game or not. Thomas [Partey] for sure is out and the rest are hopefully available.”
Tottenham haven’t won at the Emirates since 2010 in the league but the Lilywhites have had a bright start to the campaign, sitting second in the league table with the same points as Arsenal, who sustained a league challenge last season.
Thomas Partey was a headline-grabbing player in the game last season, scoring a splendid goal that set Arsenal on the path to victory.
Unlike the previous season, where his absence cost the Gunners, the arrival of English midfielder Declan Rice has eased the burden.
Rice’s impressive life at Arsenal has been marked by incredible displays that have excited the crowd at the Emirates Stadium.
It is expected that Partey will be fit for Arsenal’s next Premier League match.