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Partey injury boost for Arsenal and Ghana

Thomas Partey is in contention to make his return from injury against Brentford after the Arsenal midfielder returned to full training on Friday.

The influential Ghana international made solid start to the new campaign before he succumbed to a similar injury to the one which forced him to miss the run-in last term.

Arsenal have taken a cautious approach with the 29-year-old’s rehabilitation and he has missed his side’s last four matches in all competitions.

Partey trained with the rest of the first team on Friday, however, and looks set to hand Mikel Arteta, who had been relying on youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga, a welcome boost.

Brentford host Arsenal at lunchtime on Sunday after which Partey is expected to join up with the Ghana Black Stars squad on a two-week international break during which they will be playing Brazil and Nicaragua in international friendlies.

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