Thomas Partey boost confirmed and Rob Holding not involved in Arsenal training ahead of Benfica
Thomas Partey boost confirmed and Rob Holding not involved in Arsenal training ahead of Benfica.
Latest Arsenal news takes a behind the scenes look at Tuesday’s training session at London Colney ahead of the game against Benfica, where Thomas Partey was present. And that proved to be the case as the Ghana international didn’t make the Gunners’ matchday squad and his presence in the middle of the park was sorely missed.
With that said, Arteta could soon be able to call upon his big -money summer signing as his side looks to overcome Benfica at the round of 32 stage in the Europa League. Arsenal and Mikel Arteta have been handed a huge boost ahead of Thursday’s Europa League decider against Benfica.
Midfielder Thomas Partey is back in full training.
The £45million signing from Atletico Madrid last summer has missed the last three games across all competitions with a thigh injury sustained in the 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa at the beginning of the month.
Partey was spotted in Saturday’s training session at London Colney, ahead of the Manchester City clash, although it seemed he was involved in his own individual session as he peeked through the netting to keep tabs on his teammates. As mentioned earlier, Partey has been training individually in recent days. But the 27-year-old has taken a major step towards being available for selection once again as on Tuesday he was involved in a session alongside his teammates.
Ahead of the game in Athens, Partey was put through his paces at the club’s London Colney training base.