ARSENAL will be fueled by Thomas Partey’s early return from the Africa Cup of Nations.
The midfielder, 28, played in all three of Ghana’s group stage matches as they were dropped from the tournament.
Now he is prepare to travel back to england and could feature in the Gunners’ home game against Burnley.
That could mean Partey will not miss a single Premier League game, with Arsenal’s game against Tottenham last Sunday postponed.
Ghana were beaten 3-2 to Comores in a shock result on Tuesday.
That leaves Ghana out with Morocco and replaced with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon.
In other places, Senegal qualifies for group B will hinder Arsenal’s rivals Chelsea and Liverpool as Edouard Mendy and Sadio Mane will extend their stays in Africa.
Partey has been in excellent form for Arsenal over the past few weeks – giving Man of the match against Manchester City in the first day of this month.
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So naturally, many Gooners are excited about his impending return.
One person wrote on Twitter: “That’s pretty cool, how can you fly to another continent for a tournament, come back and not miss a single match of the tournament! Up Ghana !”
Another added: “Thomas Partey being dropped from AFCON and coming back to Arsenal is great news, let’s play some games now.”
A third said: “Arsenal better get a private jet to London ready to pick up Thomas Partey ASAP!”
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