Arsenal manager, Arteta has come out to give a fitness update on club midfielder, Thomas Partey.
Partey recently revealed that the Ghanaian will undergo another scan this week as he battles with time to be fit for Sunday’s north London derby.
According to Arteta, there is still a chance he could feature against Tottenham on Sunday if his upcoming scan results come back positive.
He added that Partey has been training separately in the last week and the club can only hope he gets back soon.
His words, “He has been training separately in the last week or so,”
“We have to scan him again to see how he is feeling. He is a player that is so willing, that is pushing us every day because he wants to do it.
“At the same time, we have to protect and make sure that when he gets back in the team he is ready to do that and whatever extent of minutes we can use him.
“So this week is going to be crucial, the moment he starts to train in parts with the team. See how he is feeling and how he is evolving day to day.”
“We don’t know.
“Again, he is really pushing. Every day he is trying to get around the doctor and the physios. He hasn’t trained with the team yet. So this week let’s see if he can get a session or two.
“We need to scan him again to see the extent of the injury and how it has healed. I know if it is, Thomas wants to play tomorrow! Then we have to see medically that he is safe to participate this week at all.”
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