Solve Thomas Partey’s Injury Problems
While Costa is no doctor, he partaken in training under Simeone, and alongside Partey, for long enough to see noticeable differences with Arteta’s routines.
Perhaps there is one particular drill at London Colney that’s causing these thigh issues to flare up? Some very minor detail may be causing Partey discomfort that Arteta is unaware of. Maybe.
Moreover, perhaps Partey has been playing through pain all this time in La Liga and Costa just scares the life out of him enough to force him to continue?
Bonus Reason: Rob Holding is struggling in training and he needs an opponent he can pocket easily to build his confidence back up.