Thomas Partey has returned to Arsenal training ahead of Tuesday night's UEFA Champions League Group B clash against RC Lens.
The Ghana international hasn't featured for the Gunners since prior to last month's international break as he suffered a groin injury on the eve of the home game against Manchester United, subsequently missing the 3-1 win as well as fixtures against Everton, PSV Eindhoven, Tottenham Hotspur, Brentford and Bournemouth.
Now back in full training with the likes of Jorginho and Declan Rice, and right on schedule as football.london revealed last week that Partey was recovering well from a groin injury and is pushing to be back in time for a certain heavyweight clash at the Emirates Stadium on October 8.
It remains to be seen if the midfielder is named in the Arsenal squad that travels to France later today, but the fact he should soon be available for selection will be a massive boost for Mikel Arteta, especially with Sunday's huge Premier League showdown against Manchester City in mind.
In addition, there is good news with regard to Bukayo Saka as he was also spotted in Monday morning's session at London Colney. There had been concerns over the winger's fitness after he sustained a knock during the 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the weekend which caused him to be substituted in the second half.
However, the fact he was present — along with striker Gabriel Jesus who required treatment towards the end of the aforementioned fixture — is a clear indication he is fine and in contention to start against Lens in an attempt to build on his goal and assist on matchday one.
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