Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been on a roll with his midfield and defence, clicking in every game department after three initial losses but that could change soon after Thomas Partey‘s departure in the middle of the season.
The midfielder will represent Cameroon when the African Cup of Nations kicks off on January 9.
Partey has been a phenomenal player in the middle for the Gunners ever since he was brought in from Atletico Madrid in 2020. This season, the Gunners have notched 10 points of a potential 12 after three losses in a row. Partey missed out in the first three games due to an ankle injury.
Arteta is well aware of his significance in the starting XI, but he is still wondering how he can find someone to fill Partey’s boots once the Ghana star goes away for international duty.
“Let’s see where we are at that point, which players we have available, which players definitely have to be there and for how long, because there are some question marks there as well,” the Arsenal manager said as quoted by Mirror.
“We will find a solution. If they have to leave, they have to leave. We’ll have to find the right replacements for them.”
Some news reports have suggested that the Gunners will sign a full-back and a midfielder in the coming transfer window.
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