Arsenal have provided an injury update on Thomas Partey, who was a surprise absence from the Gunners’ Champions League match against Sevilla.
The Ghana international has been recovering from a groyne injury, but he has participated in both of his country’s recent friendlies against Mexico and the United States, and he was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-2 tie with Chelsea.
He was expected to be fit and ready for the journey to Seville on Tuesday evening, and he was seen exercising with the rest of the team on Monday.
However, he was not named to the 23-man team for the match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, with Arsenal announcing that he will miss the game due to a “muscle injury.”
The full extent of Partey’s injury – and whether it is a reoccurrence of his groin issue – is not yet known, with Arteta expected to provide an update on the midfielder after the match.
His absence sees Jorginho retain his place at the base of Arsenal’s midfield three, alongside Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard.
Manager Mikel Arteta has only made one change from the team that drew against Chelsea, with Takehiro Tomiyasu replacing Oleksandr Zinchenko in the starting XI, while Aaron Ramsdale returns to the bench