Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that Thomas Partey will probably be out for a ‘few extra video games’ having suffered a ‘vital harm’ within the latest defeat towards Aston Villa.
The information comes as an enormous blow to the Spaniard, who noticed his aspect fall to a 3rd successive house loss within the Premier League towards Wolves on Sunday night.
“He had an harm very early within the recreation, he needed to proceed the second half,” Arteta informed reporters.
“We knew it was a big harm. He’s performed very properly and he’s working very exhausting, he desires to be obtainable.
“Hopefully we will get him again quickly nevertheless it’s an space we should be cautious and we should be protecting with the participant.
“I don’t assume he will probably be with us within the subsequent few video games.”
The newest improvement means Partey will miss an important north London derby towards Tottenham subsequent weekend, along with matches with Burnley, Southampton and Everton subsequent month.
The two-1 defeat to Wolves means Arsenal have made their worst begin to a season in 39 years.
The Gunners sit 14th within the desk however – a yr to the day since Unai Emery was sacked as head coach – Arteta insists he’s not anxious about his personal place.
“It’s one thing that the day I made a decision to be a coach I do know that someday I will probably be sacked or depart the soccer membership,” he added.
“I don’t know if it’s the day after I signal my contact, in a month’s time, a yr’s time or six months’ time. I by no means fear about it.
“My solely concern is to get the very best out of the gamers, give the absolute best service to the membership and develop into higher and higher.
“I do know, I repeat, on this occupation, someday I’ll get the sack or depart however I don’t know when that’s going to occur.”
When requested if he was involved by his group’s latest poor run, Arteta admitted: “It’s whenever you lose three video games in a row for various causes at house. I’m actually involved, I’m liable for that.”