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Arsenal will make a late call on playing Thomas Partey against Aston Villa.

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Arsenal will make a late call on playing Thomas Partey against Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta will also make a late call on the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe.

The Gunners manager has also confirmed that Partey suffered a muscle discomfort. Whereas, Emile Smith Rowe has just started training.

ARSENAL TO MAKE A LATE DECISION ON PLAYING ASTON VILLA

Arsenal are going to take a late decision on the fitness of Thomas Partey. The Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has also said Partey has a muscular issue. Hence, they will take a decision after consultation with the club’s medical team. Mikel Arteta has also said that this injuries are a part of football. Hence, the fans should remain patient on his return.

The Arsenal manager further said, “We have to assess [Thomas] again today,”. “He has some muscle discomfort and we have to see how he is. However, he has also said that he has full trust and ability in new January signing Jorginho. He further said, “[Jorginho] has come into the team and earned the respect of everybody. You see his leadership, his understanding of the game, how he’s coaching everybody. I think he had a really good game.

MIKEL ARTETA TO ALSO MAKE A LATE DECISION ON EMILE SMITH ROWE

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will also make a late decision on the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe. Emile Smith Rowe has also missed the first half of the season because of injury. Hence, the Gunners are not taking a risk with his fitness. He has also only played 35 minutes this season. Hence, Mikel Arteta will only play him if he is fully fit.

The Arsenal manager also said, “Emile is training today and if he’s fine, he’ll be in the squad,”. Hence, it looks like question marks remain over the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe. Therefore, the fans and the player himself hope that he can contribute something for the title race. However, the main focus will be to win away against Aston Villa.

Arsenal will also hope to get a win over their former manager Unai Emery. They will also hope that Manchester City drop points against Manchester City. At the moment, both the team are on equal points. However, the Gunners have a game in hand.

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