Mikel Arteta shares Thomas Partey Fitness Update Ahead Of Arsenal Trip To Leicester. Mikel Arteta has issued an update on Thomas Partey’s health ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Leicester City. The Gunners will go to the East Midlands to face Brendan Rodgers’ side, looking to make it two victories in a row.
Partey has missed Arsenal’s previous two Premier League games owing to a thigh problem.
Yet, speaking prior to the game, Arteta looked positive about the 29-year-chances old’s of returning. Regarding the most recent team news, the Arsenal manager informed the club’s media team on Friday: “Not a lot of changes.
“The question mark is on Thomas. He hasn’t trained much but it looks like he could be available, so let’s see how he trains today.”
Arteta commented on Partey’s comeback giving Arsenal a lift.
“Yeah. He’s a really important player for us, who we missed in the last few games.
“Hopefully he can be available.”
Although Jorginho has performed admirably in Partey’s absence, Arsenal has missed the Ghanaian’s influence at the base of midfield. Partey’s return would be a great boost for the Gunners, but even if he is unavailable, the situation is not disastrous.