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
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.