At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Partey lasted just 45 minutes and was replaced just before half time after suffering another, slightly different injury.
Arsenal director Mikel Arteta has confirmed that after picking up an injury in the North London derby, Thomas Partey will miss the next few matches.
The deadline day addition had been lacking for almost a month with a thigh problem before making his return during Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.
“He got injured in the same area, but not in exactly the same spot as before. He had an MRI yesterday, there is an injury there he will miss the next few matches.”
Arteta insisted that it was not a risk of rushing Partey back from injury and throwing him straight into the blood and thunder of a north London derby, despite lasting just 45 minutes upon his return to action.
“No, he did amazingly well he was confident. Three times we tested him and he had no symptoms.”
“But in football, you have a lot of unpredictable actions. He went into the floor, his knee got stuck, after he needs to stretch and get up Immediately he put a lot of stress in a similar area and he felt it again.”
The 27-year-old could be absent for the Gunners for a particularly busy run of games. Arsenal has five matches in the 12-day build-up period until Christmas, starting with Dundalk in the Europa League on Thursday and ending with a quarter-final Carabao Cup against Manchester City on December 22.