Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey was withdrawn from the Ghana squad to face Brazil on Friday amid issues over a potential damage.
The 29-year-old has performed simply 4 occasions for his membership this season, with a thigh drawback limiting his involvement, however he made his return with 78 minutes beneath his belt within the 3-0 win over Brentford simply earlier than the worldwide break.
The fit-again Partey jetted off on worldwide responsibility with Ghana and was billed to start out Friday’s assembly with Brazil, solely to be withdrawn from the squad on the final minute.
Native stories advised Partey had complained of ache in his knee, prompting his eventual omission from the beginning lineup.
Whereas there was no official replace on Partey’s situation, Objective journalist Charles Watts had a constructive message for involved Arsenal followers.
“Excellent news so far as I perceive in the case of Thomas Partey and this damage,” Watts instructed his YouTube channel. “It was simply purely completely precaution. Sounds prefer it was a problem together with his knee.
“There was a report popping out from Ghana I noticed that it was a problem together with his knee that he felt within the warm-up. The choice was taken simply to not threat it.
“Now I’ve spoken to individuals near Thomas Partey in the present day they usually completely don’t assume it was something severe in any respect. He’s not going to be coming again to Arsenal, he’s going to stick with Ghana by all accounts.
“They do have one other recreation arising this week, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll play in that.
“Not due to the damage. It could possibly be that the coach goes to make use of that recreation to take a look at a few of the different gamers in his squad forward of the World Cup fairly than the… assured starters.
“So on the entire it sounds comparatively constructive for Thomas Partey.
“Clearly it’s a fear that he has felt one thing but it surely doesn’t sound prefer it’s something that ought to be protecting him out of the Spurs recreation after the worldwide break.”