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Arsenal injured star expected to return to matchday squad against Newcastle United

Published: Updated: 13:54, 24 Feb 2024
Thomas Partey’s return has come at right time for Arsenal for this tight clash

In a recent development that has brought cheer to Arsenal fans, midfielder Thomas Partey has reportedly returned to training. This news comes ahead of their Premier League match against Newcastle United on Saturday, February 24. The Gunners are all set to host the Magpies at the Emirates, and with Partey back in action, they could potentially have an edge.

According to reports, not only has Partey returned to training but he might even make it into the matchday squad. This is indeed a significant update considering his recent injury history.

Partey had made four appearances at the start of the season before suffering a groin injury that sidelined him from play. He did return briefly in October for about 15 minutes but was soon out again due to a hamstring injury.

During a pre-match press conference, manager Mikel Arteta provided an update on this star midfielder's status. While details remain sparse as of now, it is clear that Partey's return could be imminent - much to the relief of Arsenal fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike who have been eagerly awaiting his comeback.

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, said:

"We have another session today. We need to nail the timing of when (Partey) has enough in the tank to compete. He’s very close."

Gabriel Jesus may be sidelined for a while after aggravating injury

However, not all news from Arsenal’s camp is positive. Striker Gabriel Jesus has suffered another setback in his recovery from injury which could impact team dynamics significantly.

Mikel Arteta added:

"We could not resolve it as quickly as we wanted and he had a small reaction in training again."We didn’t want to take any more risks because he has been out for quite a while and he is a player that we need at his best. We decided to give him a few more days."

Despite multiple injuries this season, Jesus managed 23 appearances across competitions for Arsenal where he scored eight goals and provided five assists - proving himself as an integral part of the team's offensive strategy.

Arsenal expected to change strategies against Newcastle

Unfortunately though, Jesus's current health setback means he may be out for some time which will undoubtedly affect both team performance and fan morale alike.

As we look forward towards Saturday’s game against Magpies at Emirates Stadium; one thing is certain – it promises excitement! With Thomas Partey potentially back in the squad, Arsenal fans and sports betting enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to. However, Gabriel Jesus' injury setback is a reminder of the unpredictable nature of sports - adding an extra layer of suspense to the upcoming match.

Stay tuned for more updates on team line-ups, player injuries, and other exciting news from the world of Premier League football!

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