Back to back defeats in the Premier League after a tremendous run has dampened the mood around Arsenal.
The Gunners were unbeaten in seven league games after the draw against Manchester United. We looked incredible against Wolves in the first half but a red card to David Luiz cost us that game.
Arsenal’s performance against Aston Villa was nothing like our displays in the previous games.
An early mistake gave the hosts the lead and everything we tried failed to click. To add insult to injury, Thomas Partey hobbled off with a muscular problem in the second half.
That struck fear in Arsenal fans’ hearts. The Ghanaian is one of our most important players, and him missing a few games – after the ones he has already missed this season – was viewed as a humongous blow.
Thankfully, it’s not serious. Football London claim today that the former Atletico Madrid man could return in time to start against Leeds United on Sunday. That is a humongous boost for us, but the good news doesn’t stop just there.
Tierney could return on against Leeds too
Kieran Tierney is also set to return for the game this weekend. The Scotsman has played just twice since the start of the year. He has missed six of our last seven games in all competitions, and his absence has hurt our attacking play.
Cedric has done incredibly well at left-back but it’s not fair to demand a 10/10 performance from him in an unnatural position every week. The Portuguese international could now get a run of games in his preferred role, and that will restore the balance in our side.
Mikel Arteta and Arsenal fans will be delighted with the latest news. Both Partey and Tierney starting makes our side a lot stronger, and their return could help us get back to winning ways after a disappointing week.