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Arteta gives latest Injury update on Partey and Tierney ahead of clash against Benfica



Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reported on the injuries of Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ahead of the Europa League round of 32 clash against Benfica at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night.

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Arteta said he was not sure whether any of the players would meet Benfica again on Thursday, adding that Tierney has a “better chance” of making the team for the midweek game.

Partey and Tierney missed Arsenal’s 4-2 Premier League victory over Leeds United on Sunday due to injury.

Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey was injured in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. (Photo by GettyImages)


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Providing an update on both players, Arteta said at a post-match press conference after Arsenal defeated Leeds: “It seems unlikely at the moment, but I don’t know.

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“Probably if there is one player who has got a bigger chance, it’s Kieran [Tierney].

β€œProbably in the next few days he can start to do some parts with the team. But I don’t know how he is going to evolve when he gets a little bit closer to training with the group.”