Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that he hopes to have Thomas Partey available for selection again in the near future.
Ahead of the North London derby against Tottenham coming up on Sunday, the manager recently revealed that he is currently waiting on good news regarding the 27-year-old.
According to him, Partey’s injury is putting a lot of pressure on the team, but we can only see how things will pan out in the next couple of days.
He added that Arsenal has not been as ruthless in the final third in the Premier League as they have in Europe, and he hopes finishing will improve for the better when it matters most.
His words, “He’s putting a lot of pressure on us,”
“He’s training tomorrow with us and let’s see how it goes in the next couple of days.”
On the UEL, “The aggressiveness is always there but the margins in the Premier League are so much smaller, when you make a mistake you pay the price,”
“We haven’t been as ruthless in the final third in the Premier League as we have in Europe, but I liked the reaction of the team and the performance today.
“Many of them I am delighted with, the injured players who been out for so long they worked so hard we are so glad to have them back, to add numbers to the squad. [Alexandre] Lacazaette it was great to have him on the score sheet, some really good individual performances and some of the good from the young boys as well.
“The club has made such an effort to make sure today everything was set up in the right way so hopefully the fans had a good night, they were tremendous for us.”
On Sunday, “We’ve seen that a lot of players playing on a Thursday who have strong performances in Europa who then play on the Saturday as well, so yes I will be thinking about this performance [when picking the team].”
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