Mikel Arteta gave a good report on Thomas Partey’s health before Arsenal’s game against Everton.
On Saturday, the Gunners beat Leicester City 1-0 to keep their hold on first place. In fact, after this weekend’s games, Arsenal is still two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, with Manchester City having a game in hand.
When they play Everton at the Emirates on Wednesday, Arteta’s team will try to keep up their push for the title.
The Toffees haven’t won a league game on the road in seven straight games, and they’ve only scored one goal in that time.
Still, Everton is one of only three teams to have beaten Arsenal in the Premier League this season. In early February, Everton beat Arsenal 1-0, which was a big surprise.
But Partey, a tough midfielder for Arsenal, might be coming back, which might make it harder for Sean Dyche to do it again.
Will Partey go back to work at Arsenal?
Partey came off the bench to help Arsenal beat Leicester on Saturday. He had been out for two games with a thigh injury.
Even though the Ghanaian only played for six minutes at the King Power Stadium, Arteta said the player was back in training and may be given more time to get back on track.
Arteta had this to say about Partey’s recovery from an injury: “He hasn’t done much training. He trained, and he will train again today. What it is, is.
“He missed a few weeks, so he needs to get back in the swing of things.”
In recent weeks, Arsenal has had trouble at the Emirates, in part because Partey hasn’t been there.
The Gunners have only won one of their last four Premier League games at home, and in their last 16 Premier League games at the Emirates, they have only kept two clean sheets.
In his press conference, Arteta tried to get the Arsenal fans excited about the big game.
The Spaniard said, “The fans will be very important.
“We hope to have the same support tomorrow because that will bring us closer to winning the game.”