Arsenal fans have had very little to be excited about over the last two months. We can’t buy a win in the Premier League at the moment and we’ve had to listen to the likes of Sam Allardyce calling us his side’s relegation rival.
The pressure is well and truly on Mikel Arteta. The Arsenal boss has to do something to get us out of the hole we are in, but to be fair to him, he has been extremely unlucky with injuries and suspensions.
Arsenal had a fantastic summer transfer window. Gabriel Magalhaes has been a tremendous signing and Thomas Partey, in the few games he has played, has shown his class.
Partey was rushed back from his initial injury for the game against Tottenham and that backfired. He barely lasted the first half and Arteta’s decision proved to be a very costly one.
His injury has been a massive blow for Arsenal. Our transition from a 3-4-3 to a 4-3-3 depended on Partey, but with him gone, we haven’t been able to find the balance we need to transition from defence to attack.
Arsenal released a 28-second clip of Partey stepping up his rehabilitation in London Colney. He seems to be moving freely which is a good sign, but it does look like he will need a few more days before he can return to full fitness.
Partey’s return will be massive for Arsenal
Arsenal need some sort of a boost to get back to winning ways. Gabriel Martinelli provided that spark for about 40 minutes in the game against Manchester City, but his injury took away all the confidence, and we lost that game.
Partey’s return will provide just as big a boost for us, if not bigger. The Ghanaian protects our backline while also playing a key part in our transition from defence to attack.
Arsenal fans are delighted to see the midfielder back on his feet. Here’s how a few of them reacted to the video on Twitter.