Huge Boost for Arsenal as Ghanaian Midfielder Recovers Days After Missing AFCON Qualifier

Huge Boost for Arsenal as Ghanaian Midfielder Recovers Days After Missing AFCON Qualifier

Lukman Mumuni
March 30, 2023 at 2:33 PM
  • Thomas Partey has resumed training at Arsenal after returning to England
  • The Ghana midfielder missed the AFCON qualifier against Angola in Luanda
  • Black Stars coach Chris Hughton revealed the player had suffered an injury

Thomas Partey has made a quick recovery after missing Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola on Monday.

The Black Stars midfielder returned to England after the 1-1 draw in Luanda, having missed the game due to injury.

On Thursday, Partey joined his Arsenal teammates in preparation of the game against Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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Thomas Partey has returned to training at Arsenal after missing Ghana's Angola game. Credit: @Arsenal @SkySportsNews
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His return from injury is huge boost for Gunners' manager, Mikel Arteta ahead of the final run in the English Premier League.

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Arsenal have 10 games left in which to win the title that has eluded them for 19 years.

Partey, who featured in the first leg in Kumasi that Ghana won 1-0, has been in phenomenal form this season. He has scored three goals in 21 Premier League games.

As part of precautionary measures, Arsenal allowed club physiotherapist, Simon Murphy to travel with the Ghanaian midfielder for the AFCON qualifiers.

The former Atletico Madrid star will next return to international action in June when Ghana host the Central African Republic in the penultimate qualifiers for the 2023 tournament.

Hughton explains Partey's absence

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton revealing Partey suffered a knock which prevented him from playing against Angola in Luanda.

The Ghanaian midfielder travelled with his teammates for the encounter but was an unused substitute as the Black Stars shared the spoils in the Group E game.

Having gone down to an early second-half Lucas Joao penalty, the west Africans drew level through substitute, Osman Bukari to return home with a point.

Arsenal physiotherapist travels with Partey

Sports Brief also reported on Partey travelling to Ghana with Arsenal's team physio ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola.

The Gunners star, who recently returned from injury, was assisted by Murphy during training to ensure he followed a prescribed fitness routine.

In a video shared on social media, Partey was seen with the physio as he arrived at the Ghana team camp in Accra ahead of AFCON qualifiers.

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