Mikel Arteta confirms Thomas Partey blow ahead of Southampton vs Arsenal & explains why Lacazette has not been seen training

Mikel Arteta confirms Thomas Partey's strike ahead of Southampton-Arsenal clash and explains why Lacazette was not seen training

Mikel Arteta spoke to the press on Friday afternoon ahead of Arsenal’s next game.

Arsenal will meet Southampton at St Marys Stadium in one of several matches that will take place on Saturday at three in the afternoon.

Arteta discussed a number of topics in his push-up, including team news. Kieran Tierney has been ruled out for this season, while Thomas Partey has also had a long-term injury recently.

And while it is not yet certain that Partey will miss the rest of 2021/22, Arteta’s comments on Friday suggest that may be the case: “The news doesn’t look very positive.” [for] Its availability this season but we have to wait and see. At the moment we are not very optimistic about it.”

Arteta too to explain Why Lacazette has not been seen in training lately: “There are special reasons, I have no other news about the team other than the players. [who are known about]. “


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Southampton vs Arsenal

The match Arsenal must win if they have any hope of securing a spot in the top four this season.

Southampton is 14 years oldy in the league with 36 points from 31 games, which means they are basically safe from relegation and have little left to play for this season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal 5y In the English Premier League, three points behind Tottenham with a game postponed.

This means that Arsenal could equal points with Tottenham if they win the said match, but it will remain 5y Because of their lower target difference.

As a result, Arsenal need to get back to winning ways this weekend and then hope they can secure a win over Antonio Conte’s side when they meet at the end of the season.

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