Arsenal supporters have joked that the club remain ‘cursed’ when it comes to injuries after the Gunners lost Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney to fresh fitness problems at Turf Moor. Mikel Arteta’s side were looking to see out a 1-0 lead in the second half when the Spaniard’s numbers were depleted.
Partey, who was enjoying a fine afternoon, was pictured signalling to the bench that he needed to come off due to a muscle injury.
The centre midfielder was then taken off but that wasn’t the end of it and things would only get worse a matter of minutes later.
Tierney then indicated he needed to leave the field as new signing Nuno Tavares replaced him.
Arteta has already had his fair share of injury problems to contend with this season and now he will be patiently awaiting a positive update on the injured duo.
Gunners fans on social media were quick to point out the club’s frustrating track record when it comes to injuries, labelling Arsenal ‘cursed’.
One tweeted: “Having to bring off Partey & Tierney because of injury we are so cursed. When will it end?”
“How can Partey go from having only 2 injuries before Arsenal to limping off every week. Our club is actually cursed,” another said.
A third posted: “Partey and Tierney injured again, we’re cursed.”
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