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01.08.2021 Football News

Thomas Partey: Arsenal midfielder suffers injury setback during defeat to Chelsea

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Thomas Partey: Arsenal midfielder suffers injury setback during defeat to Chelsea
LISTEN AUG 1, 2021

Thomas Partey was forced to come off on Sunday afternoon when he featured for Arsenal in a pre-season friendly match against fellow English Premier League club Chelsea.

The two London-based clubs are currently preparing for the start of the 2021/2022 football season.

With just a couple of weeks for the English Premier League to officially commence, Arsenal today engaged Chelsea in one of a few friendly matches lined up for the coming week.

Having started the game for the Gunners, Thomas Partey looked keen on enjoying a good game to build on his fitness and shape.

Unfortunately, he picked up an injury instead after a challenge from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and had to be substituted with five minutes to end the first half.

Although there is not much information, reports picked up indicate that there is a concern at Arsenal over whether he will be ready to go on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

In today’s friendly match, Chelsea carried the day with a 2-1 win courtesy of goals from attackers Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham.

For Arsenal, it was substitute Granit Xhaka that netted the consolation goal for the side.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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