Thomas Partey injury latest as Mikel Arteta provides update after Arsenal defeat

Arsenal succumbed to a shock 3-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday night in a huge setback for Mikel Arteta. An injury to Thomas Partey during the match only made matters worse. And the Gunners boss has given an update on the Ghana international as football goes into the international break.

Mikel Arteta has declared that there is a lack of clarity over the nature of Thomas Partey’s injury after getting crocked on Sunday night.

Arsenal were roundly beaten by Aston Villa at the Emirates late last night in an embarrassing result for the home side.

Dean Smith’s men trounced the Gunners 3-0 after an own goal from Bukayo Saka in the first-half before a quickfire Ollie Watkins double after the break.

It seriously hampers Arteta’s aims of potentially leading a Premier League title challenge while also laying doubts that they can finish in a Champions League spot.

Prior to the season, some had Arsenal down as dark horses after a brilliant end to the campaign where they won the FA Cup – while also beating Liverpool in the Community Shield.

But the loss to Villa has brought them back down to earth, while also leaving them 11th in the table.

And there is more bad news with the added injury…