Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has taken to Instagram to react after his side secured a 3-1 victory against Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
The Ghana international missed the game due to a groin injury and was pictured in the stadium supporting his teammates.
Arsenal manager deployed Ben White at right-back, with Gabriel Magalhaes returning to the starting XI to pair William Saliba at centre-back.
The Gunners did well in Partey’s absence but will hope to have him available for selection as soon as possible.
The former Atletico Madrid star loved the performance of his teammates as Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus scored in added time after the game appeared to be heading towards a stalemate after Martin Odegaard had drawn the hosts level to cancel out Marcus Rashford’s 27th-minute opener.
He took to his social media page to react thus.
Arteta gave an update on his injury after the game, claiming the midfielder could be out for a few weeks.
The Ghana Football Association first broke the news of Partey’s injury on Saturday after the 30-year-old was left out of their squad to play in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic during the international break.
Arteta reckons it is a groin injury, but tests are still being carried out to ascertain what the issue is and determine the number of weeks he would miss.
The versatile star is unlikely to be available when Arsenal resume Premier League action on September 17 with a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton, and missing another key defensive player is a huge blow.
They kick off their Champions League campaign on September 20, and they need their squad depth at this stage as the fixtures begin to pile up.