Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is back in full training, according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge.
The Ghanaian international has been sidelined for four matches after suffering a recurrence of a thigh problem but Benge reports he is available for selection once again:
I'm told Thomas Partey has returned to full training ahead of Arsenal's game against Brentford.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) September 12, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are delighted to see Partey is back in contention with the game against Brentford on the horizon, but there are still some who are frustrated with his poor injury record:
Love to see it!!!
— ….🦅 (@Hishamszn) September 12, 2022
So this surely means he is available on Sunday
— Temezz (@Temezz21) September 12, 2022
— Ironu o san gbese (@thesulajamiu) September 12, 2022
Good to have him back for a few weeks before he's out again
— Ted Cooper (@_TedCooper) September 12, 2022
My man partey will burst that midfield on Sunday to keep us on top of the league
— Pukkie white (@PCDoings) September 12, 2022
Three games and he's out injured again! 🙄
— Sullivan Noronha (@NoronhaSullivan) September 12, 2022
— Radreezy Untouchable 🌩 (@Radreezy3000) September 12, 2022
A muscle in Partey’s thigh has been an ongoing problem since he arrived from Atletico Madrid two years ago. This is the fourth time he has been sidelined with the same injury which is concerning.
It will be hoped that the 29-year-old can stay fit for an extended period of time. Following the serious hamstring injury suffered by Mohamed Elneny, the Gunners are going to be very light in midfield until they can bring in reinforcements during the January transfer window.