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Report: Partey in contention for Arsenal versus Norwich

Arsenal ace Thomas Partey is available for selection for this weekend’s clash with Norwich City, according to The Athletic.

The Ghanaian returned to full training during the international break and is in contention.

However, the African did not take part in last week’s behind-closed-doors friendly vs Brentford.

A return of Partey will be a massive boost for Arsenal, who are dangerously short in midfield.

Granit Xhaka was sent off during the 5-0 loss away to Manchester City before the international break. It means he will be out for three games, starting this weekend.

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It meant the Gunners were in danger of having just Mohammed Elneny and Albert Sambi Lokonga against the Canaries.

However, it seems Partey has saved Mikel Arteta a massive headache.

Partey return is big boost

The return of Partey for Arsenal against Norwich is a massive boost for the Gunners.

What better way to get your season up and running than with your best midfielder returning?

To say Arsenal have been missing the 27-year-old is a massive understatement.

The losses to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City have shown the lack of authority in midfield; the sort of authority everyone has come to expect from the central midfielder since his move from Atletico Madrid.

From Brentford and Romelu Lukaku bullying the backline and midfield to the lack of creative penetration, there is a lot missing.

Partey has all the qualities to make a difference for the Gunners this weekend.

Meanwhile, a manager has confirmed there is a recall clause in one player’s loan deal.

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