Update Emerges On Partey’s Pre-Season Injury Against Chelsea

Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey, picked up a fresh injury during their pre-season friendly against Chelsea and could be out for some time.

The former Atletico Madrid star limped off after just 40 minutes at the Emirates, following a tackle from Reuben Loftus-Cheek.

After the game, in which Arsenal lost 2-1, Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta stated in an interview on the club's official website that the player will undergo scans to determine the extent of the injury.

“I just had a talk with the doctor,” Arteta told arsenal.com.

“He's going to have a scan tomorrow and at the moment, it's not looking good because he was in pain and he could not continue which, for Thomas, is pretty unusual.”

Moments before Partey's injury, the London rivals took the lead through their German forward Kai Harvetz, who fired home from a Timo Werner pass.

Arsenal leveled in the second half through Granit Xhaka, but the equalizer lasted for only three minutes as Chelsea restored their lead after Tammy Abraham pounced in a Hector Bellerin lose pass.

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Arsenal fans will be hoping it is nothing serious, as they keep their hopes high on the Ghana midfielder.

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