Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is stepping up his recovery from injury and looks close to making his first-team comeback, going by the latest training video shared by the club.
The tweet on Monday evening, captioned “stepping it up”, shows footage of the Ghanaian international back training with the ball and many fans on Twitter are keenly anticipating his return to the side:
He is ready to play! Yeah
— Alvino Theunissen (@AlvinoTheuniss1) January 4, 2021
Ease him back please
— Gambeanö Snitch (@Gambeanosnitch) January 4, 2021
— ᴛ (@swwAFC) January 4, 2021
just bring it
— kevin wanjoni (@KevinWanjoni) January 4, 2021
Love to see it 😍
— George 🇸🇱🇺🇸 (@GeorgeBangx) January 4, 2021
I love to see that! King Thomas of Arsenal(the first). Godspeed!!!
— Harry Wisdom (@HarryWisdom9) January 4, 2021
Can't wait to have him back!
— Mujeeb Ahmed (@mujeeb179420) January 4, 2021
The best midfielder in the league is back 💪💪❤️
— joe (@Ma_dian96) January 4, 2021
— Ondoche (@ondoche) January 4, 2021
Whether we will see Partey against Newcastle in the FA Cup on Saturday evening, we shall have to wait and see. The 27-year-old returned too early from a thigh problem and broke down in the derby defeat to Tottenham last month.
Manager Mikel Arteta and his medical staff will be very cautious about his comeback this time and he is expected to be eased back into things in order to build up his fitness.
A substitute appearance versus Newcastle is looking more likely with the Gunners hoping Partey can be more involved against Crystal Palace on Thursday next week.