Thomas Partey

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by field442, Oct 5, 2020.


    DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

    Looks like he misses wolves.
  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Hopefully not we just not rushing him back 3 weeks should be enough for him to recover the thighs

    DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

    Set to miss tommorow and no word of when he'll be back.

    This is frustrating me the most.

    He was class for the brief time he played for us.

    We looked so much better.
  4. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Arteta need to tell us what going q simple thigh injury shouldn't take a month to recover. Maybe we being extra caution with him but he never suffered long term injury in his career
  5. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Thomas Partey has not yet trained on the lawn, and the medical team has placed it under a precautionary treatment plan to ensure the safety of the injury site from any unexpected exacerbations upon his return to the formation. Thomas feels ready and that his condition is improving with the passage of days, but the club will not risk engaging him without being 100% reassured of his physical condition.

    Account friend Dr. Rajpal on his YouTube channel posted an update on Thomas Partey's status: First-degree fatigue in the thigh muscle The hospitalization period is a few weeks • The affected muscle is sensitive and needs rest • The club prepares Thomas for the Tottenham match

    This is from AFCBell
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  6. Riou

    Riou A-M's Resident Jobber

    It's the Sp**s match in March, isn't it... :(
  7. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    It worries me and I want him to play every game. But we’ve made mistakes in the past rushing players back. It’s worth it to be cautious with this guy. He’s miles ahead of the other options.
  8. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Remember when Ramsey had a thigh injury? Took months
  9. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    Tbh Ramsey was a special case. He needed ten times the recovery time the average player needed.
  10. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Good video tbf.

  11. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Do you have medical evidence Ramsey was a “special case” :lol:. I don’t know how long it will take but thigh injuries can be a tricky matter
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  12. novar

    novar Well-Known Member

    Well we're fond of the old times and this is a vintage "welcome to Arsenal" moment for sure.
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  13. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    He was the best player in the league, injured his quads, was out for 4 months and never found that form again. I was so disappointed that season, we starting falling down the league after his injury.
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  14. grange

    grange Well-Known Member

    WTF does 1st degree fatigue in a muscle even mean?
  15. Atlas

    Atlas Well-Known Member

    I know it wasn’t a thigh injury but I remember when Rosicky and Cazorla went off injured for a few weeks and came back a few years later. We’ve had awful luck with injuries without a doubt.
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  16. Kevin Keegan

    Kevin Keegan Member

    Arsenal's medical setup is such a mixed bag
  17. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Interesting because it means that he might not have injured himself. But there’s no cure for muscle fatigue though only rest and more rest. Is that accurate what was reported?
  18. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    I will always remember his brief time here fondly. A true Gunners legend. All the best fella. :(
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  19. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Interesting video on our use of Partey vs his use at Atletico. Tho this is based on a very small number of games here.

    This is basically a summary.

    • At Atletico Partey was the passing hub of the team, tasked with passing to the overlapping full-backs in crossing situations and playing passes between the lines to the front two.
    • His passing range increased as his time went on at Atletico as he became a lot more progressive.
    • The number of progressive passes in terms of distance he's made has dropped off at Arsenal compared to last season at Atletico. Basically he's not moving the ball forward as much here.
    • He's still making a lot of passes but most of them are safer, a lot of sideways and backward passing.
    • He's also making significantly less key passes and less passes into the penalty area.
    • So far Partey has been left very isolated because of the way we tend to set up with Elneny dropping very deep and the front three mostly remaining very high. Whereas at Atletico he had Saul alongside him, with the wide midfielders tucking in and Felix dropping deep quite a bit.
    • Although Partey is capable of utilising the space he has even if he's relatively on his own but because of a lack of players to pass to in zone 14 (the number 10 area) his passing options are limited to mostly playing it to the full-backs or back to Elneny/CB's. Auba and Willian also tend to be quite advanced and wide and usually marked.
    • At the moment it's very easy to block off an potential forward passes Partey might make and it's asking a lot of him in terms of how he's able to progress the ball. We have no problem getting the ball to him but once we do there's a disconnect between Partey and the attacking elements of the team. His only real option is to the wing-backs, but he's not able to pass the ball into dangerous central areas like he did so often at Atletico.
    • Alex suggests that Partey although a top midfielder, didn't really address the specific issue Arsenal had which is why eyebrows were raised when we signed him. There's a gap between the lines that Arsenal haven't addressed and although Laca does drop into he's still a striker expected to score and be in the box.
    • He then goes on to talk about how we could address the issues noting in our last game we switched to 4-2-3-1 vs Leeds (albeit without Partey) but it might go some way into fixing some of the issues and utilising Parteys key attributes a bit better.
    • Basically having a player in the 10 position means that Lacazette doesn't have to drop deep, it also gives that passing option between the lines that Partey is so so good at. Partey can also stay in the same role because he has a player in the 10 position to pass to means he's not expecting to do as much as he was in the 3-4-3. He's also able to still pass out wide, he's also press resistant so he'll have no issue in finding passes. He's also capable of breaking through the line with his dribbling then Arsenal are capable of causing overloads with that extra attacking player.
    TLDR 4-2-3-1 much better suited to getting the best out of Partey than the 3-4-3 which leaves him isolated as there's someone playing between the lines to pass to and offer more progressive passes. He won't be tasked with having to make all the progressive passes himself or cover the whole of the midfield area and we'll still have a striker primarily in the box. Basically the best is yet to come from him.
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  20. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Wouldn’t be concerned with his layoff, it’s not like we’ve set a date and his had a setback. A month out seems the min for a thigh strain.

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