Arsenal followers might be dreaming of a long-awaited celebration on the finish of the season given their spectacular begin to the marketing campaign and an encouraging switch window.
However for now, it’s Partey time on Saturday because the £45million signing seems set to make his first look for the Gunners, in opposition to Man City of all groups – LIVE on talkSPORT.
Partey, who joined from Atletico Madrid, will hyperlink up along with his new teammates after Ghana’s pleasant match with Qatar on Monday night.
He’s anticipated to accomplice Granit Xhaka in midfield when Arsenal journey to Man City, who may very well be with out Kevin De Bruyne, this Saturday.
The Gunners have misplaced simply one in every of their opening 4 matches, to Premier League champions Liverpool, and Partey may very well be the ultimate piece of the jigsaw.
With the opening in his midfield lastly plugged, Mikel Arteta might be quietly hopeful of reaching one thing particular on the Emirates this season.
Partey is offered, however because it stands, Arsenal might be with out Kieran Tierney for the the journey to the Etihad.
The left-back has been pressured to self-isolate for 14 days after coming into shut contact with Scotland teammate Stuart Armstrong, who examined constructive for coronavirus final week.
Arsenal have to date failed with their makes an attempt to get Tierney out of self-isolation, regardless of the 23-year-old returning THREE unfavourable exams.
Tierney’s anticipated absence might see William Saliba make a Premier League matchday squad for the primary time since becoming a member of Arsenal for £27m from Saint-Etienne final yr.
The 19-year-old was loaned again to the French membership for the 2019/20 season as a part of the deal, however featured in Arsenal’s pre-season matches earlier this summer season.
With The Athletic claiming Saliba is not going to head out on mortgage amid curiosity from Championship golf equipment Brentford and Watford, the defender may very well be handed his first-chance on the Emirates after the worldwide break.
However David Luiz, Gabriel, and Rob Holding are the almost definitely back-three with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Hector Bellerin as wing-backs.