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Arsenal provide Thomas Partey injury update ahead of Manchester City clash

Arsenal have revealed Thomas Partey is ‘progressing well’ and will be closely monitored ahead of their clash with Manchester City this weekend. Partey has missed Arsenal’s last two games against Benfica and Leeds United with a hamstring injury. The Ghana international picked up the knock in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on 6 February, forced off midway through the second half, but was photographed back in training at London Colney on Saturday afternoon. The midfielder will no doubt be desperate to face City on Sunday.

And while the former Atletico Madrid midfielder was not pictured with the main group, will be assessed ahead of the visit of the Premier League leaders on Sunday.

‘Thomas is progressing well from a strain to his hamstring against Aston Villa on 6 February and will continue to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match,’ an update from the Gunners read. Kieran Tierney, meanwhile, returned to the Arsenal side in midweek against Benfica having missed their last five games with a calf problem. Arsenal preparing for the visit of the league leaders City are 10 points clear at the summit of the Premier League thanks to a hard-fought victory over Everton in midweek and are riding a 17-match winning streak in all competitions.

What they have done is react to a difficult moment,’ Arteta told reporters, referring to City’s slow start to the season. ‘A big team has to do that when everyone is doubting their ability to compete again and be the team that they are.

‘They reacted in a really convincing way, all united and doing what they do best – being very consistent and winning games very comfortably. ‘I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment. ‘The way they are performing, the football they are playing and the consistency of the results, take all that and it makes them the best team. ‘So we have a big but, as well, a very exciting challenge ahead of us on Sunday.’

 

 

 

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Villareal Is Defending Everything Arsenal is throwing their way, Will Arsenal break their wall an bang in goals, it a question that needed an urgent response from the Gunners..

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Arsenal vs Villarreal – Line-Up, Formations Kick Off Time Confirmed

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It’s One Of The Most Entertaining Game Of The Season, One That Will Renew Arsenal Champions League Hope Next Season, Or Mar It.

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Just In: Arteta backs “hungry” Auba, Emery wary of his former “killer”

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Mikel Arteta says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “hungry to do something” after returning to full fitness following a bad encounter with malaria.

After ending the last campaign as the club’s FA Cup-winning hero, the 31-year-old club captain, fresh from signing a big-money contract extension, was supposed to be the talismanic figurehead as his manager’s project stepped up a gear. It hasn’t worked out that way.

While 15 goals and 3 assists are nothing to sniff at, our striker’s goal tally is way down on what Gunners fans have been used to since he joined from Dortmund in January 2018.

With teammates not exactly picking up the slack, the lack of killer instinct has cost the team dearly on the domestic front and hopes of qualifying for the Champions League now hang by a thread.

While a number of factors have played a part in Auba’s hit-and-miss performances – off-field issues and a lack of creativity around him certainly haven’t helped – Arteta believes his striker is in the mood to put things right.

“You know Auba’s character, he’s someone really lively, always joking, always smiling,” said the boss ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Villarreal.

“He had a difficult season so many of us as a club and a staff try to support him as much as possible the way that the team did as well.

“When he had some personal issues they were right behind him. As I said before football gives you an opportunity. He’s in a good place right now and he’s very hungry to do something.”

He added: “Everything affects but you have to come through that. It’s about how you react to the difficulties in your career which you’re going to have at some stage.

“He had some this season and it’s about showing the direction and the capacity to overcome that.”

The importance of delivering on the pitch tonight isn’t lost on Aubameyang. In fairness, he’s done pretty well in big games since he joined and this is certainly one of those.

Reflecting on the job at hand, he said: “I am really excited to play this game tomorrow because it is a big game and it’s a big moment for all of us. Hopefully, we deliver again.

“For sure it will be one of [the biggest games of my Arsenal career]. Definitely this season is the most important game and we know that we have to win this game.

“It is a big opportunity for us to get to the final, we play at home and this is maybe the biggest game of my Arsenal career.”

Having worked with him for 18 months, former boss Unai Emery is certainly wary of the striker leading Arsenal’s attack.

“Aubameyang is a killer,” said the Villarreal coach on Wednesday. 

“He was, he is and he will always be. He has been through a process of being out of the team because of the illness he has had but he is back.

“He is there to work, to defend the team and give everything for the team, hoping he can perform at the top level and if that happens he is going to be very difficult to stop.

 

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