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Major boost for Arsenal as Thomas Partey resumes training! AFCON?

Ghana star Thomas Partey has recoverd to full fitness after suffering an injury back in October.

The midfielder had been off the game since the setback before Arsenal’s Champions League fixture against Sevilla.

Partey was expected to return in January but was seen shaping up on Tuesday in the first team at Colney ahead of Arsenal’s clash against West Ham.

The Ghanaian star is expected to watch on from the bench, possibly grab some minutes on Thursday night.

Partey has made only five appearances in the current Premier League campaign, featuring in Arsenal’s triumph against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old has been named in Ghana’s 55-man provisional squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Ghana coach Chris Hughton justified Partey’s presence, emphasising the significance of players representing their national teams in the January tournament.

The final 27-man squad for AFCON is set to be announced on January 3, just ahead of the tournament hosted in Ivory Coast.

Ghana, placed in Group B, begin the tourney against Cape Verde on January 14, followed by matches against Egypt on January 18 and Mozambique on January 22.

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