The Ghanaian midfielder was a shock starter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Arteta claimed last weekend that Partey will miss the next few games with a thigh injury.
Heung-Min Son put Spurs ahead with a stunning long-range strike but Arsenal had nearly 70% possession in the remainder of the half, even if they did fail to register a chance of note.
The game was effectively over at half-time as Kane hammered home from close range following a 5-on-2 counter-attack.
Arsenal had been on the front foot and replays showed Partey made his way over to the touchline while his team were in possession as he requested to make way.
However, Spurs broke with such speed and Arteta pushed Partey back on the field in a desperate attempt to get him to boost Arsenal’s defensive numbers but the midfielder eventually turned around, such was the pain of his injury.
Arteta was clearly angered at the time as his side were given a mountain to climb and though he stopped short of criticising Partey, the Spaniard said he will speak to the midfielder about the incident.
Asked about how the incident occurred, Arteta said: ‘It was too quick. We were through and it was a 4 vs 3 for us to play the final ball and we are through but suddenly they are coming to us and Thomas is walking to him so I try to push him.
‘I haven’t spoken to him so I don’t know exactly how it happened or if he felt something really serious. I will look at it and we will talk about it.’
Partey missed around a month of action after he came off against Leicester City with a thigh strain.
Arsenal’s decision to rush him back now looks particularly foolish, with Arteta confirming he’s suffered a recurrance of the same injury that has kept him out up until now.
‘I haven’t seen the action repeated. He is injured and it is in the same area unfortunately. We don’t know how bad it is,’ said Arteta.
Arteta was then asked about his decision to ‘push’ Partey back on the field and he said the midfielder didn’t realise Spurs were on the break.
‘I was trying to push him,’ admitted Arteta.
‘I don’t think he realised the gravity of the situation when he left his position but probably because he was in a lot of pain. There’s nothing we can do at the moment to resolve that.’