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Arsenal’s Manager Mikel Arteta Receives Injury Boost Before Premier League Match Against Leeds

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Arsenal’s Manager Mikel Arteta Receives Injury Boost Before Premier League Match Against Leeds

Despite being one of Arsenal’s most influential players in their Premier League title challenge, Thomas Partey has been plagued by injuries throughout the 2022/23 season.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is ‘optimistic’ about his fitness for this weekend’s Premier League match against Leeds United. The Ghana international was left out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola earlier this week as a “precaution.”

Partey’s absence was not thought to be serious, but Arteta now has another injury concern after losing Takehiro Tomiyasu for the rest of the season. With a knee injury, the Japanese defender was substituted against Sporting CP before undergoing surgery to correct the problem.

Hughton said in his post-match press conference: “Thomas [Partey] has a few minor issues. We thought it was too risky to start him [against Angola].”

According to the Evening Standard, Partey is optimistic about his chances of playing for Arsenal against Leeds on Saturday afternoon. The entire Arsenal squad is set to return to London Colney for training today (Thursday), after individual player returns were staggered following the international break.

Partey traveled with Arsenal’s lead performance physio, Simon Murphy, on international duty and will be evaluated in the coming days before returning to Premier League action against Leeds. Players who did not travel with their countries had some downtime and participated in some smaller sessions.

However, William Saliba remains a fitness doubt for the game against Javi Gracia’s side after withdrawing from the France squad due to a back injury. The Frenchman was absent from Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace prior to the international break, which saw the Gunners move eight points clear at the top of the table.

Arsenal’s Manager Mikel Arteta Receives Injury Boost Before Premier League Match Against Leeds

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