Albert Sambi Lokonga has flattered to deceive together with his performances this term, leaving loads of pressure on Thomas Partey to remain fit. Partey had an injury scare of his own during Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round loss at Manchester City.
The Ghana star was substituted at half-time of the match on the Etihad with a rib problem. Arteta said afterwards the 29-year-old would undergo an MRI scan this weekend however the initial prognosis is that the injury isn’t serious and he shall be fit to play Everton next Saturday.
Caicedo was absent from the Brighton squad for his or her FA Cup win over Liverpool on Sunday. After the sport, manager Roberto De Zerbi insisted his team were able to cope without the Ecuadorian if he were to depart.
De Zerbi told reporters: “I would really like him to complete the season with us but we’re able to go forward without him.”
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