Thomas Partey will be ready for Crystal Palace game on Thursday - Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms

Published on: 11 January 2021

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey will make injury return against Crystal Palace on Thursday, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.

Partey has been out of action since last December due to injury. He picked up an injury against Tottenham Hotspurs in a London derby.

The 27-year-old midfielder was expected to feature against Newcastle United in the FA Cup third-round game played over the weekend but missed the game.

Partey has resumed full training and after missing out of the Newcastle game, Arteta says the midfielder will return to action on Thursday.

"Thomas has been in full training for the last four or five days, he's completely asymptomatic," Arteta said on Monday.

"It would be a little bit rushed to try and play him against Newcastle but I think he will be ready for Thursday," he added.

Arsenal will host Palace at the Emirates Stadium at 8pm.

Partey so far has only made six appearances for Arsenal. He joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid last year.