Thomas Partey and Rob Holding – Arsenal injury news and fitness updates ahead of Leicester City


Arsenal are preparing to return to Premier League action on Sunday when they take on high flying Leicester City.

The Gunners are fresh from booking their spot in the Europa League Round of 16, beating Benfica 4-3 on aggregate after a dramatic, comeback win in the second leg on Thursday.

Leicester, meanwhile, crashed out of the competition, stunned by Slavia Praha in their second leg, losing 2-0 having picked up a goalless draw away from home.

Though, in the league, things are very different. Leicester are in third place as things stand, and Arsenal are in 11th place, six points off sixth place.

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The Gunners will be desperate to win this one and return to form in the league having lost to Manchester City last time out, and ahead of Sunday’s game, we have rounded up all the latest Arsenal injury news. Join us below.

Thomas Partey

The Ghanian international missed three games with his latest hamstring injury setback, but fans will have been delighted to see him return in the Benfica clash.

Partey returned to training ahead of the trip to Greece and returned to action as a 68th-minute substitute.

The midfielder has trained since his cameo and is in contention to face Leicester City on Sunday.

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Rob Holding

Gunners centre-back Holding was accidentally caught on the back of the head by Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo late in the game on Sunday afternoon and was the subject of the Premier League’s first concussion substitution.

The defender was taken from the field and assessed for a potential concussion, and as is the new protocol had to undergo further concussion tests this week.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was under the impression that Holding had indeed suffered from a concussion.

Defender Rob Holding was taken off against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images).

That has since been confirmed and the Spaniard stated ahead of the Benfica tie that the defender would not be available: “Regarding Rob, he’s not available. He had a concussion, we tested him and he’s completely fine but obviously now we need to follow the protocols and he won’t be able to travel.”

Having said that, it is believed Holding will be in line to return for the Leicester clash with Arteta saying ahead of this game: “No (there are no injuries).

“We had some things going on but I cannot say anything now because there are a few players who are still in contention for the game.”





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