Thomas Partey could still play for Arsenal again this season, but not before the final day of the campaign, according to a report.
Football.London write that Thomas Partey is currently taking part in personal training sessions as he works on his injury recovery, with the aim of rejoining first-team training within the next few weeks.
The best-case scenario is reportedly a return for the final game of the season against Everton. Even that seems doubtful, as Football.London add that Arsenal’s medical staff are keen not to rush Partey back.
Partey has made 26 appearances for Arsenal this season, with a few different periods of absence already.
The Ghana international missed the start of the campaign with an ankle problem, he spent some time away at AFCON, and he’s been out for six games so far with his latest injury.
At first, things went very badly after Partey dropped out of the team in April, with Arsenal losing to Brighton and Southampton on the bounce.
Then Mohamed Elneny joined the side and helped to turn things around to a four-game winning streak, putting the Gunners in touching distance of a top-four finish.
That run has taken some of the pressure off Partey to rush back, and a win on Thursday to secure Champions League football would allow everyone to relax for the final couple of games.
On the other hand, if things do go all the way to the final day, it would be a boost to have Partey back for that match.