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Thomas Partey: Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta Gives Updates on Midfielder's Return
- Mikel Arteta has opened up on Thomas Partey's injury
- The Ghana international is expected to be back before January
- The former Atletico Madrid star has been out since picking a knock in October
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has disclosed the possible return date for injured Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey.
The 30-year-old has been out injured since October, missing several games for the Gunners and Ghana's Black Stars.
Partey has started light training and could be passed fit in the coming weeks.
According to Arteta, Partey won't be rushed back as Arsenal hopes to get him fully fit and back to his best.
"It is a possibility but it will depend on how they evolve. Emile has been already on the pitch doing some jogging, so I don’t know how long it’s going to take. Normally he is a quick healer, and Thomas is the same," he said when asked about the midfielder and Emile Rowe-Smith, as quoted by the club's official website.
"We have to make sure that when they come back they are at their best as well. We don’t want to rush them, but at the same time the team needs them because at the moment we are missing some key, key players," he added.
Partey last played for Arsenal in the 1-0 win over Manchester City on October 8, 2023.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been on a good run of form and currently sit top of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League tables.
Last night, the London club thumped French club RC Lens 6-0 in the Champions League, as reported by Sky Sports.
Arsenal set to offload Thomas Partey
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal are reportedly open to selling Thomas Partey to raise funds for January signings.
The Ghana international is staring at an uncertain future with the north Londoners just three years after he joined them from Atletico Madrid.
According to Metro UK, the midfielder's stint at the Emirates Stadium has been plagued by a string of injuries, hampering his progress with the Gunners.