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Arsenal suffer BIG injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

Mikel Arteta has announced that Arsenal will be without one of their key players against Liverpool due to an injury setback

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Arsenal are facing a significant setback ahead of their crucial Premier League encounter with Liverpool this Sunday, as manager Mikel Arteta confirmed a major injury blow to midfielder Thomas Partey. 

Despite returning to full training last week, Partey will not be available for the upcoming match against Liverpool.

Partey, who has been sidelined for nearly four months due to a serious thigh problem requiring surgery, suffered a setback in the same area during training. The Ghanaian midfielder has not featured for Arsenal since October 8 and has only made five appearances for the team this season.

Addressing the media in the pre-match press conference, Arteta expressed his concern over the situation, stating, “With Thomas, unfortunately, we had a little setback a few days ago. He’s not going to be available in the squad for Liverpool. We don’t know if it’s a few days or weeks. He felt something in a very similar area, and he wasn’t able to train the last few days.”

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Thomas Partey will miss the Premier League game against Liverpool on Sunday (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Arteta emphasised Partey’s importance to the team, noting the unique qualities he brings to the squad. 

“It is a big concern because he was such an important player for us. He was getting some momentum at the start of the season and then we lost him for a while. Now we have been a long time without him. He gives you something very different and the only one who can give you this in the squad. He’s been a real miss.”

Gabriel Jesus, on the other hand, has trained with the club throughout the week and is expected to be fit for the weekend fixture.

Arsenal will face Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, hoping for a repeat of last season when the Gunners defeated the Reds after several failed attempts.

Despite a positive result against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, where Arsenal secured a 2-1 win, the team faces a formidable challenge against Liverpool, who have enjoyed a strong record against them in recent years.

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