Arsenal decided against a replacement for midfielder Thomas Partey after he suffered a muscular injury in training before the transfer deadline, according to Daily Mail.
The Ghana international started the first three games of the Premier League season for the Gunners, and he managed to complete the entire 90 minutes in two of those.
However, the 30-year-old was not in the matchday squad to face Manchester United, and it has now been revealed that he suffered ‘a combination of a groin and thigh injury’.
The setback was confirmed before the transfer deadline on Friday, but the Gunners opted against pursuing an emergency signing due to the short recovery period.
Partey is currently out of action for six weeks, and Daily Mail claim that the Gunners are confident of having him back in action after the October international break.
Arsenal made the right decision on Partey
Partey has suffered several short-term injuries during his time with the Gunners. The Ghanaian looked in good physical shape this year, but he is now back on the sidelines.
Despite this, the Gunners don’t face an emergency situation at the moment. Declan Rice and Jorginho can play in the holding midfield spot. The former has been ever-present.
Mohamed Elneny is another option, but he is currently recovering after his knee surgery.
If Partey was sidelined for several months, the club could have been forced to spend in the transfer market, but he is anticipated to return in the second half of October.
He could be fit to make the matchday squad to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 21.
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