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Major Arsenal injury boost as three key players report to training

Thomas Partey at Arsenal
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The Gunners have had a welcome boost ahead of a huge week in the Premier League and Champions League.

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, and Thomas Partey featured in an Arsenal training session on Monday.

Despite suffering minor knocks from Saturday’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth, Saka and Jesus recovered in time to train with the rest of the squad.

The duo’s participation in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Lens in France is still uncertain. Yet, their presence in training is a positive sign nonetheless.

The recovery of Partey from a groin injury is also progressing. Like Saka and Jesus, the midfielder’s availability for this week is still not confirmed. He has not played for Arsenal since the 2-2 Premier League draw with Fulham on August 26.

Gabriel Martinelli and Jurrien Timber were the only players who did not make an appearance in training.

With a focus on the Lens match, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to rest players. The manager has emphasized the importance of maintaining momentum in Europe, having cruised PSV 4-0 in their opening Group B game.

Arsenal will also come up against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.