Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the injury status of midfielder Thomas Partey, who was notably absent from the squad for their Champions League victory over Sevilla on Tuesday.

Partey, who had previously missed several weeks of the season due to a groin problem, had recently made his return to the pitch against Manchester City earlier this month.

The 30-year-old Ghanaian has been hampered by injuries this season, limiting his playing time to just five matches. His return from a previous groin injury saw him make a late substitute appearance in Arsenal’s victory over Manchester City. However, he remained an unused substitute in the draw against Chelsea last weekend before being left out entirely from the trip to Spain.

According to reports, Partey sustained a thigh injury in training on Monday, but a club statement before the 2-1 win read: “Thomas Partey misses out on tonight’s game with a muscle issue.”

Speaking after the game, Arteta expressed uncertainty about the duration of Partey’s absence, stating, “Thomas picked up an injury yesterday in training. Unfortunately, it’s a muscle injury. We don’t know the extent of it – a big miss for us.”

Partey’s absence is a significant setback for Arsenal, as he is considered a key player by fans and the team. Nevertheless, the midfielder has found joy in his personal life, with the anticipation of a new baby girl with his model girlfriend, Janine Mackson.

The Arsenal faithful will hope for a swift recovery and return to form for Partey, as his contributions on the field are highly valued by the club.

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