ARSENAL have been handed another boost ahead of their trip to Liverpool – with Thomas Partey fit and available to start.
The 28-year-old midfielder missed the 1-0 win against Watford at the Emirates earlier this month due to a groin injury.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is fit to start against Liverpool at Anfield on SaturdayCredit: Getty
His niggle saw him pull out of Ghana’s national team squad against Ethiopia and South Africa.
Partey has been working on his fitness at London Colney in a race to feature against the Reds at Anfield on Saturday.
And the hard work has paid off with the ex-Atletico Madrid midfielder passed fit by Arsenal‘s medical team.
The club have announced in a statement that only Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac are unavailable for this weekend’s fixture.
They followed up their update by saying: “All other players in the men’s first-team squad are currently fit and available for selection.”
Mikel Arteta will also have skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to rely on after he injured himself on international duty with Gabon.
Arsenal are looking for their first win at Anfield since beating Liverpool 2-0 in September 2012.
Victory over the Merseyside outfit would see the North Londoners leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League table.
Liverpool currently sit two points ahead of Arsenal following their 3-2 defeat against West Ham last time out.
Former Arsenal ace Theo Walcott believes Arteta is bringing the ‘fear factor’ back into the club, who are unbeaten in their last ten outings.
He told talkSPORT: “I just feel like there is a fear factor coming back now. Which is really nice to see.
“At Highbury, everyone feared going to Highbury, then the Emirates it was difficult to have that sort of effect.
“I’m starting to feel like the Arsenal are starting to come back to where we all want to see them, because I feel like if Arsenal are challenging, it is always going to be better for the league.”
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