Arsenal star Thomas Partey took to social media on Thursday to provide fans of the club with an update on their progress towards full fitness.
Gunners star limped
Ghanaian midfielder Partey, of course, put hearts in the red half of North London races just under two weeks ago.
This came with the former Atlético de Madrid player, fresh off a challenging first season in England, having landed a starting spot in Arsenal’s preseason meeting with capital rival Chelsea.
Partey enjoyed a good start to the action in the Emirates, controlling the proceedings from his post in the middle of the park with characteristic tenacity and composure.
In turn, it was a severe blow to both the club and the player when, at the end of the first half, the 28-year-old fell to the ground with what appeared to be an ankle problem.
After a period of on-field treatment by Arsenal’s physio team, it was finally decided that Partey was in no condition to continue, as the African limped off to be replaced by Granit Xhaka.
On the way back
Subsequently, Partey was ruled out of Arsenal’s next preseason meeting with Tottenham, and the Gunners revealed in an official statement earlier today that their outstanding midfield appears to be ready for a three-week stint on the sidelines:
Right ankle. Thomas suffered a ligament injury in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea last Sunday. Thomas continues to be evaluated and is expected to return to training in approximately three weeks. ‘
🗞 The latest news from our team is here! 👇
– Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 12, 2021
And, as described above, on Thursday night, Partey himself moved in to provide a more detailed look at his recovery progress.
The news will no doubt be very well received by the Gunners fanbase, as the Ghanaian international took to Instagram to reveal photos of himself in the gym, no longer restricted by a protective boot:
– afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 12, 2021
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