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Arteta confirms double injury for Arsenal ahead of Sheffield clash

Mikel Arteta , Credit: Skysport

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the squad would be without Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey for the game against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Gunners would be travelling to Bramall Lane would be without Jesus who limped off with a hamstring injury during their 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Likewise, Partey who was injured in training could not travel to Spain for the Champions League clash.

Speaking at his press briefing on Friday, Arteta said: “The scans show that there is a muscle injury. We might miss him for a few weeks again.

“With Gabi I cannot give you any time frame because he always surprises us. He felt something there, it was a really awkward action. It’s true that he had quite a lot of load in those games playing with the national team and with us which he hasn’t done in a long, long time. That’s really bad news for us.”

On Partey, he added: “He’s got a muscle injury, and we expect him to be out for a few weeks. We don’t know the extent of it. He has more tests today.

“He picked it up with the last kick in training before Seville. It’s very unfortunate.”



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