'No please', 'not this again': Some Arsenal fans fuming over what Arteta's said pre-Burnley
Arsenal fans have reacted to Mikel Arteta’s comments on Thomas Partey “pushing” to be involved against Burnley.
The Gunners midfielder has struggled with injury and fitness issues since arriving at the Emirates last year.
Partey suffered an ankle injury in pre-season against Chelsea, which saw him miss the first four competitive games of Arsenal’s season.
The 28-year-old did, however, return for the 1-0 win over Norwich last week, coming off the bench.
Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Burnley on Saturday, Arteta revealed that the Ghana international has been training “in and out” this week.
The Arsenal coaches will make a decision on Partey ahead of their next fixture, he added.
“He has been training in and out this week,” Arteta told football.london.
“His load had to be managed because he was in early stages of the injury and what he had.
“He’s pushing everybody as he always does and he wants to be involved.
“We will make the decision for the weekend what is best for him.”
This has alarmed some Gunners fans, who don’t want Partey to be rushed back if he’s not 100 percent.
Here is what some Arsenal fans have said in response:
Oh lawd…he’s still not 100%— KING👑 (@_IKENNA_) September 16, 2021
Partey injury concerns is becoming a headache. Seems like the physicality of the premier league has taken a toll on him— stillarsenal (@dazzledem1) September 16, 2021
Ohh ffs pic.twitter.com/jD4cB9gZ3l— 🥶 (@AswadAfc) September 16, 2021
No please Don't start him play him in 50th minutes— Chad M (@koolboy1993) September 16, 2021
Partey Lokonga please— jack (@jaack_iconic) September 16, 2021
Don't rush him and start the same two from last weekend imo.— AFCMav (@AFCMav) September 16, 2021
if there’s any doubt, don’t play him. we cannot afford another partey injury, it would be detrimental to our season— Andy (@afcandy_) September 16, 2021
Not this again. Protect Partey at all costs. 30mins max against Burnley.— Keisha's Daddy (@m14edits) September 16, 2021
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