Ghanaian international Thomas Partey will not play in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after being ruled out for the remainder of the season.


The midfield player for Arsenal underwent surgery to address a thigh problem, which is when the most recent reports surfaced.

After returning from the October international break, where he played in friendlies for the Black Stars against Mexico and the United States of America, Partey has not yet made an appearance on the pitch.

The 30-year-old also appeared in Arsenal's 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League a month ago.

Mikel Arteta stated earlier this month that the midfielder is expected to be out for 'weeks,' and that his injury record is also a major issue' for the club.

Partey may also miss the AFCON, which will be contested in Ivory Coast in January 2024, according to the source.

Arsenal's midfielder has already been ruled out of the forthcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros.

He was left out of Chris Hughton's 25-man squad for the two games.

Arsenal's league games against Burnley, Brentford, Wolves, Luton Town, Aston Villa, and Liverpool, among others, will be missed by Partey.

He will also be absent from the Champions League match against RC.