Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is set to make his comeback from injury earlier than anticipated, according to the Evening Standard.
Per the report, Partey has an outside chance of making his side’s squad for this weekend’s clash against Everton after missing each of his side’s last three games with a thigh problem similar to the one he suffered towards the back end of last season.
Speaking ahead of his side’s defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, Mikel Arteta claimed that Partey was set to be out for a couple of weeks, while also revealing that he hoped the 29-year-old midfielder would make an ahead-of-schedule return to action.
The Arsenal boss now looks set to get his wish as Partey has been named this morning in Ghana’s squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.
Partey’s impending return is a huge boost for Arsenal
Off the back of a first defeat of the season last time out, Arsenal will be keen to bounce back as soon as possible to avoid spiralling downwards after making such a good start to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.
While Albert Sambi Lokonga has done fairly okay since being called upon in the aftermath of Partey’s absence, the Belgian has not simply had the same impact as his Ghanaian counterpart.
It is no news that Arteta will be keen to have Partey back available as soon as possible especially having failed to bring in a new midfielder which he so desperately wanted on deadline day with Aston Villa rejecting up to three offers for Douglas Luiz.
With games against Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City to come next month, Arsenal will need Partey up to full speed by then and his timely return to action provides a better chance of that happening.