Arsenal news - Thomas Partey suffers groin injury as Jude Bellingham makes Declan Rice verdict


Your morning Arsenal digest on Monday, September 4.

Arsenal player ratings vs Manchester United as Odegaard and Rice shine in explosive Emirates win

Arsenal completed a memorable comeback to beat Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. Goals from Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus helped the Gunners earn a 3-1 win against United after Marcus Rashford's opener.

Here are Kaya Kaynak's Arsenal player ratings from the match.

Aaron Ramsdale: Could maybe have done a little more for Rashford's goal given that there was only really one place he could put it. Hardly tested aside from that barring the save from Martial. 6.

Gabriel: Brought aggression and physicality back into the Arsenal back line on his return to the side. This was particularly needed after the introduction of Hojlund who looked a real threat. 6.

Oleksandr Zinchenko: Gave Arsenal a lot more in attack than Kiwior the week prior. Very influential early as his inversion caused United problems. Faded a little on what was his first start since May. 6.

Declan Rice: Fantastic at intercepting the ball high to give Arsenal a real sense of purpose and tempo in the first half. Did this far less in the second period though, and the Gunners seemed to slow down as a result. Popped up right at the end when it mattered however. 8.

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Arsenal confirm Thomas Partey injury blow amid Mikel Arteta's long-term absence fears

Arsenal have confirmed that Thomas Partey will miss today's Premier League clash with Manchester United with a groin problem.

The midfielder emerged as a concern for the visit of Erik ten Hag's side after the Ghana Football Association released a statement on Saturday confirming the 30-year-old had not been selected for this month's international break due to an injury.Partey's absence was confirmed by the club shortly after Mikel Arteta's XI was announced. The club wrote: "Thomas Partey is absent from the squad due to a groin injury." No information on the severity or timeframe of the injury has been announced with Arteta expected to face questions after the game.

Prior to the game, Arteta did provide a brief update on the former Atletico Madrid midfielder. “We need a few more tests - he felt something in training," the Spaniard said via Arsenal's Twitter account.

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Jude Bellingham fires three-word message to Declan Rice after Arsenal heroics against Man United

Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham has sent a three-word message to Declan Rice after his Arsenal heroics against Manchester United. Both England internationals completed mega-money moves during the summer transfer window and are now preparing to link up on international duty in September.

The Gunners signed Rice in a £105million deal as Mikel Arteta bolstered his squad with the additions of Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber and David Raya for a combined fee of around £210million. The former West Ham captain has already had a huge impact at the Emirates Stadium and become a fan-favourite - making a huge statement with a decisive goal against United.

Marcus Rashford scored the opener for Erik ten Hag's side before Gunners captain Martin Odegaard equalised seconds later. Rice put Arsenal ahead with a great finish in added time, sending the home support wild.

Gabriel Jesus sealed the win with a composed finish in the final minutes of the game to see Arsenal head into the international break just two points behind Manchester City. Jubilant scenes followed for the Gunners after the full-time whistle as Ice, Ice, Baby echoed around the Emirates Stadium as a special tribute to the 24-year-old's chant.

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