Ghana international is not included in the Gunners’ squad ahead of their game against Newcastle on Saturday evening despite returning to training.
is out ofArsenal
’s squad for the FA Cup game against the Magpies on Saturday evening.
The 27-year-old has been out of action since the 2-0 North London Derby defeat at the hands ofTottenham Hotspur
had recently indicated that he would be available for the fixture against Steve Bruce’sNewcastle
“Well, we have an extra two training sessions [before the game] and we will assess after that whether he is completely fully ready to participate against Newcastle, or if we’re going to leave it another few days for the Palace game,”
the Spaniard told media as reported by the Arsenal website
“He is training really good, he is comfortable, he is not aware of the injury right now and he has done more than what he already did before he played after the injury against Spurs, so he is in a good place, a good mood and you can see the player (how) he is when he is training.”
However, he eventually was not included in the squad for the Cup game while Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, and Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang are in the starting line-up.
Arsenal will next face Crystal Palace and Partey is hopeful to play a part.