FA Cup: Arsenal give injury updates on Partey, Gabriel ahead of Newcastle tie

Arsenal could have Thomas Partey available for their FA Cup clash against Newcastle on Saturday, after he recovered from a thigh injury.

Partey has not played since December 6, when he was forced off during the north London derby defeat to Tottenham.

The Gunners have enjoyed a return to form without their summer arrival and will be hoping that continues as they host Steve Bruce’s side.

On Partey, Arsenal said: “Thomas is now back in full training with the squad after recovering from an injury to his left thigh.

“Thomas will continue to work hard to establish match fitness after being out of action for a month. He will be assessed regarding his availability ahead of Saturday’s match.”

Gabriel Magalhaes hasn’t played since the defeat by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on December 22 and will continue to follow coronavirus protocols.

“Gabriel previously tested positive for Covid-19. He is feeling well and is showing no signs of illness.

“Only on the successful completion of the necessary protocols and medical checks in the coming days will Gabriel be able to return to full training with the squad.

“As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for Covid-19,” the statement added.

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