Ghana FA confirm Thomas Partey injury withdrawal after Arsenal request

Thomas Partey will remain at Arsenal during the international break due to injury
Thomas Partey will remain at Arsenal during the international break due to injury (Getty Images)

Ghana’s Football Association has confirmed that Thomas Partey will not join up with the squad during the international break after suffering a thigh injury with Arsenal.

The midfielder was forced off at half time in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday evening and has undergone tests to find out the extent of the injury.

Partey was due to link up with his Ghana teammates ahead of their two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan during the international break.

But the 27-year-old will remain with Arsenal for treatment on his injury.

Arsenal have confirmed that the player picked up a minor sprain in his ankle and would require treatment in London,’ read a statement from Ghana’s FA on Wednesday.

‘As a result, Partey, will not travel to Accra for the double header against Sudan as he continues his treatment in north London.’

Thomas Partey was forced off at half-time in Arsenal's defeat to Aston Villa
Thomas Partey was forced off at half-time in Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa (Getty)

Meanwhile, former Arsenal captain Tony Adams admits he has been impressed with Partey’s impact after he joined Mikel Arteta’s side from Atletico Madrid on deadline day.

‘You’ve got presence, you’ve got a leader,’ Adams told Sky Sports.

‘His performance against Manchester United was phenomenal. For me, the best player on the pitch.

‘He got around the pitch, he covered, he doubled up on the defending, he kept the lines very narrow. All the defensive principles of a holding midfield player were excellently done by this guy.

‘I was really excited. Watching that game, for the first time in a long time, I went, ‘wow, hallelujah’.’

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