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Arsenal suffer HUGE injury blow as Thomas Partey is withdrawn from Ghana's friendly against Brazil... and Takehiro Tomiyasu leaves Japan squad due to 'club circumstances' ahead of North London derby

Arsenal have been dealt a major blow ahead of next week's North London derby after Thomas Partey picked up an injury whilst on international duty.

The Ghanaian midfielder has become an integral player in Mikel Arteta's side this season, with the Gunners undefeated in every game he's featured in so far.

However, Arteta may have to devise a new strategy for when his side host Tottenham - as he now faces two potential absentees for the match with full-back Takehiro Tomiyasu withdrawing from the Japan squad.

Thomas Partey withdrew during the warm-up of Ghana's friendly with Brazil on Friday night
Mikel Arteta could be faced with a big decision when his Arsenal side host Spurs next week

Partey was listed in Ghana's starting eleven to face Brazil on Friday night before withdrawing just minutes before the match began.