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Partey set for scan as Arsenal face anxious wait over latest injury blow



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rsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will have an MRI scan over the weekend after coming off injured against Manchester City on Friday night.

Partey received a knock to his ribs during the first half of the Gunners’ 1-0 FA Cup defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night and was taken off at the break, replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Manager Mikel Arteta said Arsenal did not want to “take any risks” with Partey in so much discomfort that he could not continue.

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The Ghana international will now go for a scan at the weekend to learn the extent of any possible damage, with Arsenal hoping for the best.

“He felt something and we didn’t want to take any risks, so he could not continue,” said Arteta.

“He had some discomfort and it was getting worse and worse, so he could not continue. He wasn’t comfortable to continue.

“Obviously tomorrow, the day after he will have to have an MRI scan and see what he has.”

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