Thomas Partey travels with Arsenal squad to Athens for Europa League match against Benfica



Thomas Partey has travelled with the Arsenal squad to Athens for their Europa League round of 32 second leg clash against Benfica, football.london understands.

The Ghanaian midfielder has missed Arsenal’s last three games due to suffering a muscular injury during the defeat to Aston Villa on February 6.

The 27-year-old has taken part in one training session ahead of the second leg in Athens, which is the Gunners’ ‘home’ leg with the match being played in Greece due to coronavirus restrictions.

Partey was spotted in Saturday’s training session at London Colney, ahead of the Manchester City clash, although he was involved in his own individual session as he peeked through the netting to keep tabs on his teammates.

“Thomas is very close,” Arteta said in his pre-match press conference.

“He has got a final test today in training. If he is feeling good he can play the match.”

Meanwhile, Rob Holding won’t feature against the Portuguese side due to concussion.

The England defender was substituted during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City but is expected to be fully fit for Sunday’s Premier League clash away at Leicester City.





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