Arsenal suffer HUGE injury blow as Partey picks up a knock with Ghana

Arsenal suffer HUGE injury blow as Thomas Partey is withdrawn from Ghana’s friendly against Brazil… and Takehiro Tomiyasu leaves Japan squad due to ‘club circumstances’ ahead of North London derby

  •  Arsenal have suffered a major blow ahead of next week’s North London derby
  • Midfielder Thomas Partey was withdrawn from Ghana’s match with Brazil 
  • Partey was initally meant to start before feeling discomfort and being removed 
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu has withdrawn from the Japan squad for ‘club circumstances’ 

Arsenal have been dealt a major blow ahead of next week’s North London derby after Thomas Partey picked up an injury whilst on international duty.

The Ghanaian midfielder has become an integral player in Mikel Arteta’s side this season, with the Gunners undefeated in every game he’s featured in so far.

However, Arteta may have to devise a new strategy for when his side host Tottenham – as he now faces two potential absentees for the match with full-back Takehiro Tomiyasu withdrawing from the Japan squad.

Thomas Partey withdrew during the warm-up of Ghana’s friendly with Brazil on Friday night

Mikel Arteta could be faced with a big decision when his Arsenal side host Spurs next week

Partey was listed in Ghana’s starting eleven to face Brazil on Friday night before withdrawing just minutes before the match began. The midfielder claimed to have felt some discomfort in the warm-up and was then removed.

Ghana’s football federation are yet to confirm the extent of Partey’s injury and he is yet to withdraw from the national squad.

The midfielder has struggled with injuries in the past year and has already missed three of the Gunners’ Premier League games this season.

The Ghanaian international has already missed three league games due to injury this year

Meanwhile, full-back Tomiyasu has withdrawn from the Japanese squad due to ‘club circumstances’. 

In an official statement from the Japan FA, they make no mention of injury. The 23-year-old defender will presumably re-join the Arsenal squad in London Colney this week. 

Arteta’s side host their London rivals at the Emirates next Saturday, in a clash that will see the victor sit top of the Premier League table.  

Takehiro Tomiyasu has withdrawn from the Japan national squad due to ‘club circumstances’


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