Thomas Partey: Arsenal midfielder to have MRI scan after FA Cup fourth-round defeat at Manchester City | Football News

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Arsenal midfielder Thomas Party is due to undergo an MRI scan this weekend after suffering an injury in the FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Manchester City.

Substituted at halftime friday night loss He was replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that the Ghanaian, who has played an influential role in Arsenal’s season, feels “some discomfort”.

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The Independent’s Miguel Delaney and Press Association’s Simon Peach discuss the reactions of Arsenal fans after their 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City

“He was uncomfortable and it was getting worse,” Arteta said.

“He was worried about continuing. He will have an MRI scan (Saturday) or the next day to check his condition.”

“Right now Mo (Erneney) is injured. It’s impossible to put him back together. (Albert) Sambi came in and is doing well.”

“It’s true that Thomas has a lot of influence and character. We didn’t have him in the second half.”

The Gunners are looking for a new midfielder before the transfer window closes and could accelerate those plans before Tuesday’s deadline if the 29-year-old sustains a serious injury, with Mohamed Erneny currently out injured. ing.

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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge details Arsenal’s £60million bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Arsenal on Friday rejected a £60m bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

The South Coast club have insisted they have no intention of selling Caicedo in this January transfer window, but Arsenal remain interested and are deciding whether to return with an improved offer. There is

friday night, The Ecuadorian national team has released a social media post asking Brighton to pick up a “great opportunity”. Following Arsenal’s £60m bid.

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Roberto De Zerbi says he has spoken to Moises Caisedo more like a father than a coach and hopes he will stay at Brighton until the end of the season.

Asked about the transfer of the 21-year-old after the defeat at City, Arteta said: “You know I’m not going to comment on any player until something is decided.

Asked if he hoped Arsenal would be busy in the next few days, the Spaniard said: “We are quite active in the market.

“We have some things we need and if something else is available the club will be happy to do it when it is reasonable. I hope he will be a player who can improve our team.”

Keane: I expected more from City’s Arsenal

Arsenal's Rob Holding and Manchester City's Erling Haaland battle for the ball
Arsenal’s Rob Holding (left) challenges Manchester City’s Erling Haaland in the FA Cup fourth round

Roy Keane said he was ‘expecting more’ in Arsenal’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat to City, and their performance was ‘disappointing’.

The North London side are top of the Premier League, five points behind City, but lost to second-half winners Nathan Ake in the two sides’ first meeting of the season.

However, Arteta made six changes from last weekend’s Premier League clash against Manchester United, while City’s starting XI included Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne among others, leaving only two. did not change.

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane said. ITV: “It was difficult to rate Arsenal tonight because of the team they put out.

“You can tell by looking at the starting line-up that this is not their priority. They want to win the Premier League title.

“But the players don’t want to lose, so they’re going to be down for the next few days.

“They will recover and if they continue to win the league they will say they had to sacrifice this game. It’s not the right message to send.

“We expected more from Arsenal tonight, but they were disappointed.”

Pep: Arsenal turn things around in title fight

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hugs former assistant and now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hugs former assistant and now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions that City’s 1-0 victory would affect their Premier League title race.

The Spaniard admitted he was surprised by the tactics employed by former assistant Mikel Arteta as Arsenal’s one-on-one mark disrupted City’s flow.

“It was a tough game, a difficult opponent,” said Guardiola.

“I didn’t expect this one-on-one approach. It made the process difficult. I had to have more contact with Erling[Haaland]in the second half. That’s what we had to do. But it’s a win, next round, we’ll see what we have to do.”

City head to the Emirates on February 15 in the Premier League, but Guardiola doesn’t think the result has anything to do with it.

He said: “I’m sure both teams will coordinate something.

“I feel they are trying to do something different now.”

Keane: Stopping the City will take time

Manchester City's Nathan Ayke celebrates with Jack Grealish after scoring goal against Arsenal
Nathan Ake (right) celebrates with Jack Grealish for the second-half win against Arsenal

Guardiola’s side have won their final three matches after losing streak earlier this month.

Keane said ITV: “Pep Guardiola criticized the players a few weeks ago and they responded well.

“They’ve been natural winners over the last few years, they’re used to it. It will take a lot of time to stop them.”

“What we saw tonight is the experience that Manchester City have shown over the past few years in knowing how to win games.

“Arsenal conceded one goal and was punished for it.

“It’s good to win games when you’re not at your best and City have more to offer. They weren’t at their best tonight but it’s important to get the job done in the FA Cup.”

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