The Ghana Football Association has written to Arsenal asking for an immediate release for the midfielder Thomas Partey for further medical examination by the local authorities following reports of a groin issue.
The player, who is 28 years old, is a serious concern for the vital 2022 Africa World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa following the latest setback.
Partey did not play in the Gunners victory 1-0 against the Hornets due to the tightness of his lower groin.
The deputy Ghana captain hasn’t travelled to meet the team yet, however, the clubs and the country don’t wish to risk aggravating the groin problem that could be causing it.
Partey will not be playing in Ghana’s game with Ethiopia in the Thursday game, however Partey could play in the game against South Africa on Sunday.
However, Ghana FA has requested for the release of the midfielder to allow for more examination by the association’s medical experts.
But, a final decision on the matter hasn’t been taken yet and will occur after more information is gathered regarding the midfielder’s issue with his groin.
Ghana has already seen 15 players join forces in advance of the World Cup qualifiers, and they played in a friendly game against Division One League side Golden Kick on Monday.
Ghana won the match 5-1, with Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew scoring. More players are expected to join the team today.