Date: 27th January 2021 at 6:10pm
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Arsenal journalist Charles Watts has been sharing some information on the latest suspected injury worry over Gunners midfielder Thomas Partey. 

This comes after Watts recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the north London club.

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After Partey was substituted off the pitch with a suspected injury during the second half of Arsenal’s recent 3-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League, Watts had this to say on the matter.

He said: “Thomas Partey went off about 60 minutes in, he was limping off, it kind of looked like cramp and I asked Mikel [Arteta], was it cramp? He said, ‘We don’t know, he was feeling some discomfort and hopefully it’s nothing, but he was struggling.’

“I’ve been speaking to a couple of people who are close to Thomas Partey this morning and they are hopeful it’s nothing too serious. He will be assessed today, but as of last night, after the game, Thomas was certainly hoping it wasn’t anything too problematic and his eyes were still firmly set on playing against Manchester United at the weekend.”

Arsenal signed the midfielder back in October from Atletico Madrid for a fee of £45 million. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £45 million has made 13 appearances for Arteta’s side across all competitions (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments on Partey and his latest injury…

It’s a shame that Partey has picked up this latest injury having previously missed a period of the season with a hip injury.

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With Partey having managed to earn himself a respectable season rating of 6.76/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far, everyone at Arsenal would undoubtedly be hoping the midfield man will be fit and ready to play in their next league game against United at the weekend as Watts mentioned in his video.

Given he was able to complete a 90-minute runout the last time the Gunners faced United back in November, there is arguably even more reason that Mikel Arteta and Arsenal will have their fingers crossed this latest setback does not turn out to be anything serious as they look to keep their recent impressive run of form going.