Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has hinted that fan favorite Thomas Partey might not play in the Gunners’ match against Everton on Wednesday at the Emirates Stadium. Partey missed two games before coming back for Saturday’s game against Leicester City. He didn’t start, and Arteta has now said that he might not start him against Everton either.
Today, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta met with the media before their game against Everton. When asked about Thomas Partey’s injury, he gave a hint that he might not play against Everton.
“He hasn’t done much training. He trained, and he will train again today. What it is, is. He missed a few weeks, so he needs to get back in the swing of things. Arteta told Arsenal Media.
Arteta’s comments suggest that he might not be willing to start Partey against Everton, even though he is healthy again. This could be because they are worried about how fit he is or because they want to give him more time to get back into the swing of competitive football. It could also be a matter of strategy, as Arteta may think that other players are better at this point in Partey’s recovery to start against Everton than Partey.
Partey’s absence would be bad news for Arsenal fans, who have been looking forward to his return since he went out with an injury last month. The Ghanaian international has been one of Arsenal’s best players since he joined, and having him in the middle of the field would help the Gunners’ chances against Everton on Wednesday night.
But it looks like Arsenal fans will have to wait a little longer to see their star midfielder play again. Since Arteta made it sound like Partey might not play against Everton on Wednesday, it looks like they will have to wait until the next game.