KING COMEBACK: Thomas Partey showed full fitness after returning to Arsenal training for Nottingham Forest game

The cameras were at the London Colney on Thursday as Arsenal prepare for their Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest. Mikel Arteta’s side take on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at the City Ground on Tuesday evening

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The Gunners sit third, five points from leaders Liverpool and are level on points with Manchester City. However, Pep Guardiola’s side have one game in hand with Brentford.

The major boost for Arteta has been the much-welcome return of the Ghana international. Partey had been out of action for nearly three months after undergoing surgery on a thigh problem he sustained in the Champions League win over Sevilla in October.

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As a result, he has played just 15 minutes of football since August following a string of muscle injuries. He is a key player for Arteta and his ability to play at right-back could ease the burden on Ben White as Jurrien Timber remains unavailable.

Partey’s absence was sorely felt in Arsenal’s midfield, as his physicality and ability to break up opposition attacks were sorely missed. However, his impressive performance in training indicated that he has regained his full fitness and is ready to make an impact

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Although it was all smiles from Partey during the session, it is not yet clear if he will be fit in time to feature against Forest.

Overall, Thomas Partey’s return to training is a significant boost for Arsenal, and fans will be eagerly anticipating his performance in the upcoming game.

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