Ghana international Thomas Partey is in danger of missing the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after being ruled out for the rest of the year.
The latest reports come after the Arsenal midfielder suffered a new setback as he underwent a medical procedure on a thigh injury.
Partey has yet to play again since returning from the October international break where he featured for the Black Stars in friendly games against Mexico and the United States of America.
The 30-year-old’s last game for Arsenal also came in the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League a month ago.
Earlier this month, Mikel Arteta revealed the midfielder is expected to be out for ‘weeks’ with his injury record also being a ‘big concern‘ for the club.
The report also means Partey could as well miss the AFCON which is set to be staged in Ivory Coast in January 2024.
The Arsenal man has already been ruled out of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros later this month.
He was left out of Chris Hughton’s 25-man squad for the two games.
For Arsenal, Partey will miss league games against Burnley, Brentford, Wolves, Luton Town, Aston Villa, and Liverpool among a host of other games.
He is also expected to be out of the Champions League games against RC Lens and PSV