Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey: Arsenal team news and injury updates ahead of Man City clash

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they take on an in form Manchester City side.

The Gunners were in Europa League action during the week, drawing with Benfica in Rome, and they were left frustrated by a whole host of missed chances.

They now return to Premier League action and they will be looking to make it two on the bounce after a rather comfortable 4-2 win over Leeds United last time out in the league.

But they face a huge test at the Emirates Stadium against a Man City side who are in sizzling form, sitting comfortably at the top of the table with a 10-point gap.

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Arsenal have their work cut out against a Manchester City side who have won their last 11 Premier League games, surging to the top of the tree.

And ahead of that game, we have rounded up all the latest Arsenal injury news. Join us below.

Thomas Partey

Midfield enforcer Partey will not be available for selection for the visit of Pep Guardiola’s men on Sunday with his injury set to keep him out for the time being.

The Ghana international was forced off with just over 15 minutes remaining of the defeat to Villa and was replaced by Willian.

It is understood that the former Atletico Madrid ace signalled to the bench about some pain in his thigh before making the decision to come off.

When asked if he could be available for Benfica, Arteta replied: “Thomas didn’t travel. He’s not there yet, he’s still training individually.”

On the back of the injury, we asked expert Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT to give his opinion on what the problem might be.

“Partey grabbed at the hamstring area prior to being subbed off and I actually commented on this. In terms of the hamstring injury, can be a sensitive injury because of the load placed on it but sounds like a grade 1 injury,” said Brar.

“The Arsenal physio staff have shown good results this season with Holding’s hamstring tear earlier this season in which he came back earlier than expected with no recurrence.”

Kieran Tierney

Arsenal were hopeful that the Scotland international would be available for the visit of Leeds after missing the last five matches in all competitions, but he didn’t quite make it back in time.

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Though, the Scot returned for the Benfica game, making an appearance off the bench, and he is available for selection against Manchester City.

Tierney had not featured previously because of an upper leg injury, but he has now returned and has trained as normal ahead of the Man City clash.

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