Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey had to be substituted with 15 minutes remaining in the 1-0 win over Burnley yesterday afternoon.
Manager Mikel Arteta confirmed after the game that the Ghanaian international was unable to stay on due to cramps. The midfielder has not started a match so far this season due to an ankle injury and it remains to be seen whether he will be available for the Carabao Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon.
Kieran Tierney had a similar issue to Partey, cramping up with just over ten minutes left on the clock at Turf Moor. That is rather strange considering the 24-year-old has featured regularly this season. He may have simply have been replaced as a precaution, considering his poor injury record.
The only other fitness concern is Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian international has been sidelined with a hamstring strain but the club’s medical staff expect him to be back in full training next week ahead of the North London derby.