Arsenal receive new Thomas Partey injury blow as Mikel Arteta faces Gabriel Jesus dilemma | Football | Sport


The Mirror reports Brazil would have every right to demand Jesus travels if he features in either match this week. Arsenal must decide whether to risk the 26-year-old, with the prospect of him travelling to South America, or hold off until after the international break.

Speaking last month, Arteta admitted concerns over Partey’s constant fitness problems. He said: “It is a big concern because when Thomas is fit and available and he’s been part of the team, we’ve seen the results and the impact that he had.

“This season we have more protection especially for that reason because we know in the last two seasons what has happened and the result it had on the team. We had to address that and now it has happened.

“It can happen in football and I’m so sorry for him because I think he is doing every single thing he can do right to be there. He was gutted and we are for him, but he needs to lift himself up again with our support and go again because he’s a player that is critical for us.”

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