Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager said midfielder Thomas Partey will train with his team-mates ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham.
According to Mikel Arteta, Thomas Partey will resume training with his team-mates ahead of the North London derby with Premier League leaders Tottenham.
Thomas Partey sustained a thigh injury, in Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa at the beginning of November.
The 27 year old has been training on his own but will now join the rest of the Arsenal squad come Friday
Speaking after the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday, Arsenal manager Arteta suggested Partey could play a part in Sunday’s showdown against Spurs.
Well, he’s putting a lot of pressure on us,” Arteta told a media conference.
He’s training tomorrow [Friday] with us and let’s see how it goes in the next couple of days.”
Arteta also urged his players to show the same fight as they did in the win over Rapid in the clash with Jose Mourinho’s high-flying Tottenham.
“We’ve been really consistent in this competition I think the boys showed great energy, character and aggression,” he explained.
“Right from the beginning you could feel that they were touched from the last defeat and everybody individually played a really good game.
“Again, we were in the final third really aggressive with the ball. We created many chances for goals and probably should have scored more.
“Now, let’s take that into Sunday a very special game, we’re all looking forward to it and let’s do it again.”
He added: “I try to use different competitions to put two different teams. It’s because as well we are using them with the amount of injuries, suspensions and things that we had.
“You’ve seen that in the last few games we’ve used some players on Thursday and they played on the weekend.