Arsenal sweating over Thomas Partey’s injury with Mikel Arteta admitting ‘it doesn’t look good’

Arsenal left sweating over Thomas Partey’s ankle injury with Mikel Arteta admitting ‘it doesn’t look good’ for the £45m midfielder after being forced off in the friendly defeat by Chelsea following a challenge from Ruben Loftus-Cheek

  •  Thomas Partey sustained an ankle injury during a friendly defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of the new season with Mikel Arteta admitting that the injury Thomas Partey sustained against Chelsea ‘does not look good’. 

Midfielder Partey sustained an ankle injury in the first half against of Sunday’s 2-1 friendly defeat to the Blues following a collision with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

He recieved treatment on the pitch for quite some time being being replaced by Granit Xhaka. 

After the match, Arteta told reporters: ‘I just had a talk with the doc. He’ll have a scan tomorrow.

‘At the moment it’s not looking good because he was in pain and could not continue.’

Arsenal play one final friendly against north London rivals Tottenham on August 8 before their Premier League campaign gets under way against newly-promoted Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium.

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