Thomas Partey was pictured back in training with the first team on Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking last week, Arteta seemed pleased with the Ghanaian international’s progress so it’s likely that we will see him back on the pitch in the not too distant future.

The Porto match might come a bit too soon for Partey, considering the length of time he has been sidelined for.

The midfielder has not been seen in action since October after undergoing an operation on his thigh.

Expected Return Date – Saturday 24th February v Newcastle

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.