Arsenal are reportedly set to be without Thomas Partey for the start of the Premier League season. Partey suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Sunday’s 2-1 pre-season friendly defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates. The Ghana international sustained the problem following a strong challenge from Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said the initial signs were not good for the former Atletico Madrid star.
Arteta said on Sunday: “I just had a talk with the doc. He’ll have a scan tomorrow. At the moment it’s not looking good.”
Football.london says Partey will miss the first few weeks of the season with the injury.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of midfielders this summer as Arteta attempts to bounce back on last season’s hugely disappointing performance.
Express Sport looks at four players who Arsenal could bring in following the news on Partey.
Reports regarding a move for Brighton star Bissouma have died down considerably in recent months.
Arsenal have already signed one player from Brighton in the shape of Ben White for £50m.
But, like Neves, Bissouma would not have to settle into playing in the Premier League.
Brighton won’t want to lose another of their star players, though the 24-year-old has entered the final two years of his contract at the Amex.