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Why Thomas Partey is missing for Arsenal’s clash with Watford

Why Thomas Partey is missing for Arsenal’s clash with Watford

Arsenal take on newly managed hornets

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal will be looking to make it ten games unbeaten across all competitions with a victory over Watford, in what will be new manager Claudio Ranieri’s third game in charge.

The Gunners have impressed since a dire start to the campaign left them rock bottom, having failed to score a goal, after three games. Since then, however, they have flown up the Premier League table, and could head into the next international break in 5th place, with 20 points, should they find a way to get past Watford.

On the other hand, the Hornets are one of three teams on ten points, just above the relegation zone, and with even Norwich picking up three points this weekend, they will know that they need to scrap for every point between now and the end of the season in May.

Arteta opted for just one change from the previous game, and while Kieran Tierney has made it back into the squad, Arsenal fans will be disheartened to see that Thomas Partey has missed out altogether, joining Granit Xhaka on the sidelines and leaving Arsenal down to bare bones in midfield in the process.

Why Partey is missing for the Gunners

Now, as per the official Arsenal Twitter account, an explanation has been provided for his absence.

As per the club, the Ghanaian international misses out due to a “tight groin”.

While Arsenal fans will be relieved to hear the news that the injury is not serious, it nonetheless represents a blow to their hopes of winning the London clash at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6