Arsenal were expected to be without Thomas Partey for the rest of the current campaign, but there is now hope that he could return to aid our push for a top-four finish.
The midfielder had to be replaced during a recent loss at Crystal Palace, and alongside Kieran Tierney was ruled out for the rest of the season.
There is now hope that he could well be set for an early return from his injury with him being spotted on the treadmill today, as shared by Football.London’s Kaya Kaynak.
Thomas Partey back on the running machine after his thigh injury. #AFC pic.twitter.com/HJuHiuGQBX
— Kaya Kaynak (@kayakaynak97) April 25, 2022
After such a quick return to running, you would imagine that his return to action cannot be too far away assuming all goes well in his rehabilitation, and that a target of being ready to take on Tottenham in just over two weeks time could well be possible.
We won’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves as setbacks can happen, but him being available to take on our noisy neighbours could well make the difference between playing in the Champions League or not.
I’m not totally convinced that he was at 100% before taking on Palace as his performance was certainly below par, but fingers crossed he can get back on the playing field sooner rather than later, although at the same time, we wouldn’t wish to cause any long-standing damage either.
Could he even potentially be in line to make the squad against West Ham next weekend?
Nah, would nice to have for a full preseason, but it will take considerable more time to get him match sharp for those sharp turns and close controls.
Hopefully the reliable Eleney continues to do well.
Elneny & Xhaka start the next 2 games at West Ham & Home to Leeds, Partey back for Spurs game but let’s wait and see results with their fixtures v Leicster & Liverpoool before seeing if he needs to start.
These next 2 games are must win as Spurs may drop points in both these games. We have a 2pt lead atm, come our game v Spurs we could have a lead that won’t change our position regardless of the result. If they lose both and we win both, 8points clear. Its doable but going be very difficult.
No game in the PL is won before time. Let’s see how it goes game after game. Conte is capable of inspiring his team to defeat Liverpool.
This battle is on till the end.
No guarantee we will beat WH even with their shortages at the back line
i doubt we’ll see him back. maybe last day of season but things may already be decided by then. i’d be shocked if he was ready for spurs, and skeptical if ready to start.
Just use elneny&xaka, allow party to rest,he will look for the next season.