Ghana’s Thomas Partey To Miss Arsenal Tough Clashes With Chelsea And Manchester City
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will miss the tough English Premier League matches against Chelsea and Manchester City because of injury.
The Ghana deputy captain will not be available for the Gunners as the Premier League season starts on Friday following the recent injury he suffered while playing for the club.
The Back Stars player suffered ankle ligament damage in their friendly defeat against Chelsea last week and has been confirmed that he will not return to training until the end of the month.
“Right ankle. Thomas sustained an injury to ligaments in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on August 1,” Chelsea said in a statement on Thursday.
“Thomas continues to be assessed and is expected to be back in training by the end of August.”
The revelation by Arsenal means Partey will miss the Gunners’ league opener at Brentford on Friday.
He will also not be available for the meeting with Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 22 and then clash with Champions Manchester City six days later.
The Ghana international will also not be available for the EFL Cup second-round match with West Brom on August 24.