Arsenal confident Thomas Partey will be fit for next weekend’s clash vs Everton with Man City injury not serious

PARTEY TIME ARSENAL are confident Thomas Partey WILL be fit for next weekend’s clash against Everton.

That’s despite the star going off injured in Friday night’s FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.

Thomas Partey should be fit for Arsenal’s clash against Everton after an injury scare
Partey, 29, has been one of Arsenal’s standout players in this season’s unexpected title charge.

The former Atletico Madrid man been dominant in midfield all campaign, forming a formidable partnership with Granit Xhaka.

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And he has ever chipped in with two goals in 16 games.

But Partey gave Mikel Arteta a fright when he was forced off at half-time at the Etihad yesterday.
Albert Sambi Lokonga came on after Partey suffered a blow to his ribs.

And Arteta later confirmed that his No5 was set for an MRI scan, as fans feared for the Gunners’ title hopes.

However, Arsenal are today confident that Partey did not suffer a serious setback.

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The MRI results have instead given the powerhouse the all-clear.

And he is expected to be in the starting XI for the trip to Everton next Saturday.

The news is sure to delight Arteta, who saw Partey’s replacement Lokonga endure a torrid time in the 1-0 defeat to City.

Arsenal are hoping to boost their midfield before Tuesday’s deadline with the signing of Moises Caicedo.

But Brighton are demanding a mega fee of £90million after rejecting Arsenal’s £60m bid.

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Chelsea are also keen after the Ecuadorian publicly announced his intention to quit the Amex.

Caicedo would be the second star to swap Brighton for Arsenal this month should a deal go through.

Leandro Trossard completed a £27m Emirates switch last week after falling out with boss Roberto De Zerbi.

And the Belgian looked bright on the left as he started his first Arsenal game last night.