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Arsenal news: Thomas Partey spotted in training on eve of Spurs clash

The Ghanaian midfielder could play some part in Sunday’s clash with Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey looks set to play some part in Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham after taking part in the Gunners’ final pre-match training session.

The summer signing from Atletico Madrid has not featured for the north Londoners since he picked up a thigh injury in the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa last month.

There were fears he could be sidelined for several more weeks, but Mikel Arteta intimated this week that he was cautiously optimistic Partey might return sooner than expected.

Partey picked up a thigh problem against Aston Villa last month (Picture: Getty)

Now the 27-year-old has been spotted taking part in first-team training with the rest of the squad on Saturday and is in contention to be in the matchday squad for the trip to Spurs.

Arsenal released a batch of training photos from their final session on Saturday and Partey initially appeared not to have taken part, but eagle-eyed fans spotted him in the background of a shot showing Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos competing for the ball.

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