Mikel Arteta has admitted that Thomas Partey is unlikely to return to Arsenal this season due to his thigh injury.
The Ghana international struggled with a thigh problem against Crystal Palace earlier this month and missed out on last week’s defeat to Brighton.
Previous reports say Partey are set to be out until the end of the season and Arteta admits the player’s chances of a comeback are slim. The UFABET report
“The news is that his chances of returning for the rest of the games are not looking good. But we have to wait and see. At the moment we are not optimistic about the potential for a comeback,” Arteta said ahead of the match against Southampton
, Arsenal, without Kieran Tierney, who has had an injury problem. Knee, including Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was disturbed by a calf pain
Alexandre Lacazette also missed training ahead of the trip to St Mary’s for personal reasons. Even so, the Spaniard said there was still a chance he could play.
“There are personal reasons that I can’t comment. But I don’t have any news other than the ones we mentioned. We’ll wait and see if he gets on the pitch.
Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with games remaining . in the other hand