Mikel Arteta has been speaking to the press on Friday afternoon ahead of Arsenal’s next outing.
Arsenal will face off with Graham Potter’s Brighton at 3 pm on Saturday in a Premier League matchup.
When conducting his latest pre-match press conference, one of the main topics up for discussion for Arteta was injury news.
This comes after Kieran Tierney missed the Gunners’ loss to Crystal Palace earlier in the week before being ruled out for what is likely to be the rest of the season, whilst Thomas Partey also picked up an issue at Selhurst Park.
And now, in a further blow, it is being reported that Partey may also be sidelined for the remainder of 2021/22.
When asked about the midfielder on Friday, Arteta said: "He has a significant injury, he will be out for some weeks. It’s an area he had a previous injury and he felt it straight away."
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The recent spate of injury troubles have thrown Arsenal’s season into disarray.
The north Londoners looked a shoo-in for that final Champions League place just a few weeks ago. And whilst they can still return to 4th spot with a win in their game in hand over Tottenham, it is hard to see Arsenal having a strong end to the campaign without two of their key men.
As a result, Arteta is no doubt desperate to get a much-needed three points on the board this weekend against a Brighton side who are winless in five.
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