Thomas Partey started Arsenal’s first 3 games of the season and picked up an injury last week, missing home fixtures against Fulham and Aston Villa.
This was soon followed up with news of Mohamed Elneny’s injury, leaving Arsenal with Sambi Lokonga as the only option to play at the base of midfield.
Speaking about Partey’s injury on Friday, Arteta revealed: “With Thomas, we’re talking weeks but maybe shorter than that, I hope.”
Naturally, Arsenal fans were concerned about the midfield being thin, especially after missing out on Douglas Luiz on deadline day. But there is some reason for optimism when it comes to Partey’s injury return timeline which could prove to be a huge boost for us right now…
I understand that Thomas Partey trained in the morning today on an outside pitch and the session went very well. The player has started kicking ball again.
The injury isn’t a big concern and is expected to be short-term. It might just be a bit early but a source close to him says Partey is aiming to be back for the Everton game next weekend subject to clearances.