Partey: How many times has Ghana midfielder been injured in Arsenal?

Partey: How many times has Ghana midfielder been injured in Arsenal?

Arsenal fans received a positive boost after manager Mikel Arteta revealed that Thomas Partey was back with the team and could feature in Monday night’s Premier League game at Sheffield United.

The Ghana midfielder has been out of action with a hamstring injury since November which has seen him miss most a chunk of the Gunners’ title chase in the league and also the Black Stars’ participation at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Partey’s return is timely for Arsenal as they are just two points behind leaders Liverpool and have a 1-0 deficit against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 to overcome.

Partey has a well-documented history with injuries at Arsenal. How many times has he been injured, how many games and minutes has he missed? Afrosport takes a look.

2020-21 season

The 30-year-old joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020 and suffered his first injury (muscle) with the Gunners in November until December. He missed a total of six games including games with Ghana and was out for a total of 24 days.

Partey would go on to have a hip and hamstring injury that kept him out between December 2020 and February 2021, missing 17 further games.

That brought the total of games missed during the 2020-21 season to 21 games for a total of 81 days.

2021-22 season

The 2021-22 season was much better for Partey though he suffered an ankle injury in pre-season and missed the opening month of the season. Arsenal were in the hunt for the top four and Partey was at the heart of it. They however suffered a blow when Partey got injured in April and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Arsenal lost out on the top four and finished in fifth place.

2022-23 season 

The 2022-23 season was kinder for Partey as he only missed six games and was out for a total of 29 days in two separate spells between August and September. The result was Partey’s presence meant Arsenal finished second in the league and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in seven years.

2023-24 season

The ongoing season has not been kind to Partey. He was he was first ruled out with a groin injury between September and October before the recent hamstring injury kept him out since November, ruling him out for a total of 144 days and missing 26 games.

In total, Partey has suffered nine injuries at Arsenal, missed 71 games and has been out for a total of 254 days.

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