Arsenal have revealed that Thomas Partey injured a muscle in his right thigh during Monday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace.
The Gunners suffered a 3–0 loss at Selhurst Park and the midfielder was called off in the second half with an injury.
Arteta admitted after the match that the midfielder’s condition was a “big concern” when he indicated he needed to come out.
What has been said?
The club has since revealed that it faces at least weeks out of action and will be sent to see an expert about the issue.
An update from the club said, “Thomas has received further assessments, and subsequent scans show damage to his right thigh muscle.”
“We will continue to assess Thomas in the coming weeks, during which he will receive further expert consultations.”
The injury is the latest in a list of issues that have raged since Thomas arrived in north London.
The Ghana international missed weeks of action due to muscle and hip problems in his first season at the club.
He was absent for the first few weeks of the current campaign due to an ankle injury.
The news comes as a major setback for the Gunners, however, as they are locked in a battle for a place in the top four.
A loss to Palace on Monday left them level with Tottenham, who have the advantage in the battle for the final Champions League place on goal difference.
Spurs have put them in a strong position in the English top-flight by winning five of their last six matches, while West Ham and Manchester United are just three points behind.
However, Arsenal have a game on their hands with their north London rivals and the Red Devils.