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Arteta has talked about Partey’s return

Wed 02 December 2020 | 13:18

Arteta says that Partey is trying to recover but they can’t say if he reaches the Tottenham match or not.


was injured in


match against

Aston Villa

and he has been trying so hard to be available in their big match against




says that he is not sure if the player will be available for the team or not.

“He has been training separately in the last week or so,”

said Arteta


“We have to scan him again to see how he is feeling. He is a player that is so willing, that is pushing us every day because he wants to do it.

“At the same time, we have to protect and make sure that when he gets back in the team he is ready to do that and whatever extent of minutes we can use him.

“So this week is going to be crucial, the moment he starts to train in parts with the team. See how he is feeling and how he is evolving day to day.”

And about Partey playing against Tottenham he added:

“We don’t know.

“Again, he is really pushing. Every day he is trying to get around the doctor and the physios. He hasn’t trained with the team yet. So this week let’s see if he can get a session or two.

“We need to scan him again to see the extent of the injury and how it has healed. I know if it is, Thomas wants to play tomorrow! Then we have to see medically that he is safe to participate this week at all.”

source: SportMob