Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has opened up on Thomas Partey’s injury in their defeat against Crystal Palace.
The Black Stars deputy captain was pulled out of the Gunners’ 3-0 loss at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
His place was taken by Albert Sambi Lokonga on the 76th minutes after Ivory Coast international, Wilfried Saha had tripled Crystal Palace’s lead two minutes earlier.
The Spanish coach was asked about Thomas Partey’s injury extent but was unable to provide a definite answer.
“I don’t know, but he felt something in the same area that he got injured previously, so it’s a big concern.” Mikel Arteta told Arsenal.com.
Partey has grappled with injuries in recent times and Ghana coach, Otto Addo will hope it is not serious this time as he will be needed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November.
Partey’s only goal fetched Ghana’s 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket in Qatar after a 1-1 second leg tie against Nigeria in Abuja.
Jeane-Philippe Mateta scored Crystal Palace opener in the 16th minute of the game.
Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew increased the tally on the 24th minute with a perfect left foot strike from Joachim Andersen’s well taken pass to make life difficult for Thomas Partey’s side in match day 30.
Ivory Coast forward, Wilfried Zaha made the score line 3-0 for Palace when he sent Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale the wrong way from the penalty spot on the 74th minute.
Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate, Wilfried Zaha were the other Africans who featured for Crystal Palace.