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Thomas Partey And Kieran Tierney Should Be Fit For Pre-Season

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Thomas Partey And Kieran Tierney Should Be Fit For Pre-Season

Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney should both return from injury in time to feature throughout pre-season, according to a report.

Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts reports that both Partey and Tierney will hopefully be fit in time for pre-season.

Partey is the more likely of the two, as he's already fully fit, according to sources close to the player.

With Tierney, the situation is a little less clear, but it's hoped he'll make it out on tour with the squad.

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Injuries are never straightforward, and Arsenal will be keeping their fingers crossed that the duo avoid any late setbacks.

Mikel Arteta's first-team squad will largely return to pre-season training from Monday, June 27th, a little more than a month after the end of the previous club campaign.

A week later, they'll head out to Germany for a few days, playing their first friendly fixture the following Friday, July 8th, away to FC Nürnberg.

But it's worth mentioning that not everyone will join up at the same time.

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The players who were away on international duty earlier this month will have a later return, to ensure they get a proper break.

Even amongst the internationals, there will be some variance.

England played their last game on June 14th, whilst Brazil were done with the break by June 6th, so the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes should be back before Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale.

Ideally, Partey and Tierney will be involved from the start, as they both missed out on the international break.

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But if either of them need a bit more time, they won't be the only ones joining up with the squad a little later on.


Partey was seemingly in line for an international call-up from Ghana in June, but Arsenal requested he remain at London Colney to work on his recovery.

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The upshot of that decision is that the 29-year-old has made his comeback in time to play a full part in the summer preparations.

Partey made 26 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions last season, whilst Tierney made 25, fewer than either would have hoped for.

The duo were both struck down by injury in early April, missing the final run-in, and Arsenal struggled in their absence.

With five defeats in the final 10 games, the Gunners saw their chances of a top-four finish slip away.

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A fully-fit Partey and Tierney should do a lot for Arsenal's chances going into the new campaign.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy Images

Topics: Kieran Tierney, Arsenal

Dan Critchlow
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