Arsenal are prepared to be without midfield enforcer for the game against Leeds united on Sunday with a thigh injury. The midfielder who picked up the injury in the gunners last premier league game against Aston villa which they lost by three goals to nil.

The injury kept Partey out of international assignment with the Ghanaian national team as he was trying to recover but has not been able to and would have to sit out of the game against Marcelo Bielsa's men.

The twenty seven year old was a summer addition by coach Mikel Arteta from Athletico Madrid after activating the midfielders release clause of forty five million pounds to bring him to the emirates stadium.