Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that both Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey were forced off due to cramp towards the end of their 1-0 win at Burnley on Saturday, but is hopeful both will be fine for next week clash against Spurs.
Partey, 27, produced series of masterful display in middle of park against Sean Dyche’s men before replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the the 75 minute of the game.
The Ghanaian is yet to complete 90 minutes this season after missing Arsenal’s first three matches of the campaign with an ankle injury.
Kieran Tierney, on the other hand, made way for Nuno Tavares shortly after Partey was substituted.
Speaking after the match, the Gunners boss Mikel Arteta explained why both had to be taken off at Turf Moor stadium.
‘He [Partey] struggled at the end, he could not finish at the end, he was cramping, but that will come up. He’s missed a long time that will come again, and he needs some fitness back.
‘Again he [Tierney] had a problem. I think he was cramping. The pitch was pretty difficult today it was quite long.’
A brilliant free kick from Martin Odegaard gave Arsenal just their second Premier League win of the season against Burnley, with two clean sheet.
Mikel Arteta’s men will return to action on Tuesday when they lock horns with AFC Wimbledon at Emirates in the Carabao Cup before welcoming North London rivals Tottenham next Sunday in the Premier League.