Arsenal star Thomas Partey has, on Thursday, taken to social media to provide fans of the club with an update on his progress towards full fitness.
Gunners star hobbled
Ghanaian midfielder Partey of course set hearts across the red half of North London racing a little under two weeks ago.
This came with the former Atletico Madrid man, fresh off the back of a challenging first campaign in England, having been handed a starting berth in Arsenal’s pre-season meeting with capital rivals Chelsea.
Partey went on to enjoy a fine start to the action at the Emirates, controlling proceedings from his berth in the middle of the park with trademark tenacity and composure.
In turn, it came as a hammer blow for club and player alike when, late in the first-half, the 28-year-old went to ground with what appeared to be an ankle problem.
Following a spell of on-pitch treatment on the part of Arsenal’s physio team, it was ultimately decided that Partey was in no condition to continue, with the African having limped off to be replaced by Granit Xhaka.
On the comeback trail
Partey was subsequently ruled out of Arsenal’s ensuing pre-season showdown with Tottenham, with the Gunners having revealed in an official statement earlier today that their midfield standout looks set for a spell of three weeks on the sidelines:
‘Right ankle. Thomas sustained an injury to ligaments in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea last Sunday. Thomas continues to be assessed and is expected to be back in training in approximately three weeks.’
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And, as outlined above, on Thursday evening, Partey himself has moved to provide a further insight into his recovery progress.
The news will no doubt be widely welcomed on the part of the Gunners’ fanbase, with the Ghanaian international having taken to Instagram to unveil photos of himself back in the gym, no longer restricted by a protective boot:
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