Thomas Partey is on course to be fit for Arsenal’s game against Manchester United on Saturday.
The Ghana international limped off during the second half of Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Southampton, raising fears he could miss this weekend’s meeting with United at Emirates Stadium.
Speaking on Thursday, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted he was unsure whether Partey or Emile Smith Rowe, who also picked up a knock against Southampton, would be fit to play Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“I don’t know,” said Arteta.
“They had some discomforts in different parts, Thomas and Emile, and we will have to see how they evolve. We still have some days until the game but not long so let’s see how they recover.”
Goal has learned, however, that Partey has recovered well, with sources close to the player confident he will be available for Saturday’s game.