After leaving the field injured in Arsenal’s FA Cup loss to Manchester City in the fourth round, Thomas Partey will undergo an MRI this weekend.
In Friday night’s defeat, Partey was replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga at halftime.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, said that the Ghanaian, who has played a significant role in their season, was experiencing “some difficulty.”
He was experiencing discomfort, and it was becoming worse, according to Arteta.
He was reluctant to continue. He will have an MRI on (Saturday) or the next day to determine what he has.
“We are currently dealing with Mo’s injury (Elneny). It’s impossible to get him in shape. (Albert) Sambi entered and performed well.
“It is true Thomas is a big influence and a big personality and in the second half we didn’t have him.”
Since Mohamed Elneny is presently injured and the Gunners are looking to add a new midfielder before the transfer window ends, any significant injury to the 29-year-old might hasten their plans.
Arsenal is still interested in Caicedo and debating whether to re-enter with an improved offer, despite the south-coast club’s insistence that Caicedo is not for sale during this January transfer window.
Following the loss at City, Arteta was questioned about a possible transfer for the 21-year-old. His response: “You know that I am not going to comment on any players until anything is done, and I will continue like that.
The Spaniard responded, “We have been fairly active in the market,” when asked if Arsenal expected to be busy in the upcoming days.
“We have some necessities and if something else is available, the club is willing to try to do it when it is reasonable and hopefully it’s a player that can improve our squad.”