Thomas Partey’s absence gave chances to other players – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Published on: 24 April 2024

The manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has disclosed that the injury to Thomas Partey was a blessing to some other players.

Speaking after Arsenal hammered Chelsea 5-0 on Tuesday night in the English Premier League, the Spanish tactician helped some players get the opportunity to play.

Mikel Arteta said it provided the platform for him to play players in other positions which was good.

“I don’t know, but then we would have won every game because look at the run we are in, the amount of points we have already and we have missed Thomas, that’s true, since August and he’s a big player for us. But as well that has given the chance to all the players, to Declan to play as a six, to rediscover Declan as an eight, playing Kai as a nine, the contribution of Jorgi, he has been absolutely phenomenal as well.

“And the team has resources, and it has to find different ways of winning and acting and interchanging the qualities. I’m really happy,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.

After his return, Thomas Partey is now hoping to stay fit for the rest of the season as Arsenal look to fight for the English Premier League title.