Arsenal face Manchester City tonight in arguably their biggest game since moving to the Emirates Stadium in 2006.
Arsenal currently sit three points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, however will drop to second tonight on goal difference if they fall to a defeat.
If Arsenal win they’ll go six points clear at the top with a game in hand. It’s a massive game which could have a major impact on who wins the Premier League come the end of the season.
To win the game Arsenal will have to be at their very best and a player key to making that happen is Thomas Partey. He’s irreplaceable for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Yesterday Mikel Arteta said in his press conference that everyone who was available against Brentford, is available for the game tonight against Manchester City.
Emile Smith Rowe & Reiss Nelson will face late fitness tests. However the expectation is that Reiss Nelson will be in the squad & it will be one game too early for Emile Smith Rowe as the Arsenal boss doesn’t want to rush him back into action.
On Thomas Partey and he hasn’t been seen arriving with the rest of the squad at the team hotel today, as per LeakedLineups on Instagram who is very reliable.
Thomas Partey definitely trained at London Colney with the rest of the squad yesterday as he’s been pictured so if he isn’t available tonight he must have got injured during the session.
We won’t know for sure until the line-up is out later but if the reports are true & Thomas Partey is unavailable then it will be a huge loss for Arsenal before a ball has even been kicked.