Man City midfielder Rodri makes Thomas Partey prediction ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester Metropolis star Rodri says that Thomas Partey will likely be a “essential participant” for Arsenal, and that he’s hoping to see his previous Atletico Madrid teammate once more.

The Gunners welcome the Premier League leaders to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, hoping for a win that might see them leapfrog rivals Spurs within the desk.

Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola’s aspect stand of their manner, and are on a dominant run of kind. Metropolis are unbeaten in 24 video games, with their final defeat coming in opposition to Tottenham again in November.

Metropolis have already visited the Emirates this season, operating out 4-1 winners within the Carabao Cup in December, and Mikel Arteta will likely be hoping for higher from his aspect this trip.

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One of many gamers unavailable for that sport was midfielder Partey, and the 27-year-looks set to overlook this weekend’s conflict.

Partey remains to be battling a thigh harm that noticed him miss the midweek journey to face Benfica within the Europa League.

Partey was signed from Atletico Madrid on the finish of the summer season switch window, a yr after Rodri made his £62.8million transfer to Metropolis.

And the Spanish midfielder says he acquired on effectively with the Arsenal midfielder, who will likely be a “essential participant” for the North London aspect.

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“I’ve good recollections of enjoying with Thomas – we performed numerous video games collectively,” Rodri informed Sky Sports activities.

“We managed the midfield of the staff in that season. He is two years older than me, however we’re the same age and he is a really humorous man. We had an excellent friendship so it is good to see your previous team-mates once more.

“Let’s have a look at if he is prepared for Sunday, however he will likely be a vital participant for Arsenal.”

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