Mikel Arteta has been handed a huge boost ahead of their crunch game at Anfield against Liverpool this weekend as Thomas Partey is “fit and available” to feature.

The 28-year-old missed Arsenal’s first three league games after picking up an ankle injury in a pre-season game against Chelsea.

After recovering from that injury, Partey started to enjoy life in London as he featured in seven consecutive league games scoring his first goal for the club in the process.

The Ghanaian midfielder has been key to Arsenal’s resurgence after a slow start but picked up a minor groin injury before the recent international break.

As a result, the former Atletico Madrid star missed the Premier League game at home to Watford.

Despite the knock, Partey still received a call up to the Black Stars for their crucial World Cup qualifiers, but he eventually decided to stay and work on his fitness.

It was reported earlier in the week that the north Londoners were hopeful of his return ahead of the weekend, and now the club have confirmed that he is among the players fit to feature against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The midfielder joined the Gunners on deadline day last year after they paid his £45m release clause at Atletico Madrid.

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