Thomas Partey boost confirmed and Rob Holding not involved in Arsenal training ahead of Benfica

Arsenal and Mikel Arteta have been handed an enormous enhance forward of Thursday’s Europa League decider in opposition to Benfica.

Midfielder Thomas Partey is again in full coaching.

The £45million signing from Atletico Madrid final summer time has missed the final three video games throughout all competitions with a thigh harm sustained within the 1-0 defeat in opposition to Aston Villa initially of the month.

Partey was noticed in Saturday’s coaching session at London Colney, forward of the Manchester Metropolis conflict, though it appeared he was concerned in his personal particular person session as he peeked via the netting to maintain tabs on his teammates.

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And that proved to be the case because the Ghana worldwide did not make the Gunners’ matchday squad and his presence in the course of the park was sorely missed.

With that stated, Arteta might quickly be capable of name upon his big-money summer time signing as his facet appears to be like to beat Benfica on the spherical of 32 stage within the Europa League.

As talked about earlier, Partey has been coaching individually in current days.

However the 27-year-old has taken a serious step in the direction of being accessible for choice as soon as once more as on Tuesday he was concerned in a session alongside his teammates.

Forward of the sport in Athens, Partey was put via his paces on the membership’s London Colney coaching base.

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In a five-minute clip uploaded to, Partey will be seen going via a light-weight jog alongside Granit Xhaka initially of the session and that’s quickly adopted up with some work with the ball.

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Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette throughout an Arsenal coaching session. (Picture:

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Additionally participating within the session was the likes of Martin Odegaard, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe which suggests Arteta has a close to full-strength squad.

The one notable omission was, as anticipated, Rob Holding after the defender was substituted in opposition to Man Metropolis and assessed for a possible concussion, and as is the brand new protocol will endure additional concussion exams this week.

As such he shall be rested from the squad till he has handed a collection of concussion exams and deemed match to return to motion.

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