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Partey, Tierney, Aubameyang: Arsenal latest injury updates ahead of Benfica clash

Partey, Tierney, Aubameyang: Arsenal latest injury updates ahead of Benfica clash

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Arsenal are set to face Benfica on Thursday, as the Europa League action returns.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick and a Hector Bellerin strike helped the Gunners into a 4-0 lead against Leeds before being pegged back by two second-half goals through Pascal Struijk and substitute Helder Costa.

And now they are getting ready to for the European football. Ahead of the match here is the latest injury updates for the Gunners.

Thomas Partey was not be available for selection for the visit of Leeds on Sunday with his injury set to keep him out for around two weeks.

The Ghana midfielder was forced off with just over 15 minutes remaining of the defeat to Villa last weekend and was replaced by Willian.

When asked if he could be available for Benfica, Mikel Arteta replied: “It seems unlikely at the moment.”

Kieran Tierney has not featured against the Whites because of an upper leg injury, however, he has been training at London Colney.

But Arteta has revealed the left-back has an outside chance of being fit to face Benfica.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thanked the club for getting him through a “tough” period following his heroics against Leeds.

However, towards the end of the game the 31-year-old shook off a minor injury scare, but it doesn’t seem to be a big issue.

Elsewhere, Emile Smith RoweDani Ceballos, and Martin Odegaard should all be available after being substituted in the second half against Leeds as those were tactical decisions.


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