Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is expected to miss tonight’s crucial match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, according to sportsacer.com The Ghana international has been a key member of Mikel Arteta’s team this season, and his absence would be devastating..
In his pre-match press conference, Mikel Arteta revealed that he has no new injury concerns for tonight’s match against Manchester City. However, it appears that Partey will now miss the game due to a suspected muscular injury.
Partey’s absence is not thought to be serious, but his absence in midfield could be a huge blow to Arsenal’s chances of winning..
January transfer signing Jorginho appears to be the obvious choice to replace Partey in the starting lineup, and Arteta will be hoping the Italian can make an immediate impact and help extend Arsenal’s lead at the top of the table to six points.
The Ghanaian midfielder’s role as a holding midfielder has been critical in allowing Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard to have a greater impact on matches. His physicality and ability to reclaim possession in key areas of the pitch have been crucial in helping Arsenal dominate games, particularly at home against tougher opposition.
Partey scored in the North London Derby earlier this season at the Emirates Stadium and has impressed in games against Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea..
The 29-year-old is having his best season yet, and Arteta will be hoping for a quick recovery from injury..
City are known for their brilliant midfield and ability to retain possession, and Partey’s absence will give Pep Guardiola’s team a significant boost in their chances of pulling off an upset tonight. As Arsenal prepares for the huge clash this evening, it is up to Jorginho to prove he was a wise signing and demonstrate his quality despite lacking Partey’s physical presence..
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