Thomas Party was substituted out with a rib injury. I’m going to have a specific test over the weekend.
Arsenal lost 0-1 to Manchester City in the 4th round of the FA Cup in the 2022-23 season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 28th. As a result, Arsenal were eliminated from the FA Cup.
Arsenal made a whopping six changes to the starting list. Compared to Manchester United last round, Martinelli, Oedegard, White, Saliba, Zinchenko, and Ramsdale were left out, and Trosar, Vieira, Tomiyas, Holding, Tierney, and Turner scrambled.
It wasn’t 100% power, but they played an equal game. Rather, the first half was played with Arsenal leading. Arsenal continued to look for opportunities on the left, based on Trosar’s individual prowess. However, the decisive scene was not created, and the first half ended 0-0.
At the start of the second half, the lineup was changed. Director Mikel Arteta left out the party and put in Albert Sambi Loconga. However, this was a replacement that was the cause of the loss. In the 19th minute of the second half, when Man City scored the opening goal, Lokonga’s defensive range was disappointing. Rokonga was only standing in the midfield and could not effectively block Manchester City’s attack. In the end, Man City won 1-0 with Nathan Ake scoring the opening goal. 먹튀검증
With the defeat, news like thunder from the blue sky came. At the post-match press conference, manager Arteta explained the reason for the early substitution, saying “Party felt something and we couldn’t keep him playing because we didn’t want to take any risks.”
If Partey leaves due to injury, it will be very painful for Arsenal. Coach Arteta has been operating a midfield system using Martin Odegard, Granit Xaka and Parties this season. Arsenal is leading the league with the three players’ organic movement and airborne contribution.
However, alternative resources are lacking. Mohamed Elneni is out due to injury, and Lokonga shows only disappointing performances and is ambiguous to use as a starting player. Vieira has not yet been able to melt into the team. As director Arteta said, “Party will undergo an MRI scan over the weekend,” it seems that we will have to watch the situation later.