November 27, 2020

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Thomas Partey ruled out of Arsenal clash against Leeds United

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Thomas ParteyGhana star Thomas Partey will not be available for selection when Arsenal take on Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, in a pre-match interview, said the midfielder will not travel with the club to Elland Road due to injury.Partey picked up thigh injury in Arsenals shock 3-0 defeat Aston Villa before the international break two weeks ago. The injury ruled him out of Black Stars 2021 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sudan.Arsenal fans were confident of seeing him in action this weekend but they would have to wait for some time because their star signing is not ready.No, he picked up an injury very early in the game [against Aston Villa], he tried to carry on and he wanted to play the second half and we knew it was a significant injury, Arteta said.The coach added: He has done really well, he is working very hard and he wants to be available. Hopefully, we can get him back soon but it is an area where we have to be careful and a bit protective with the player.Partey has been in great form since joining them in the summer from Atletico Madrid for 50 million euros.