Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that centre-back, Rob Holding, will miss the Gunners’ Europa League last-32 second leg tie in opposition to Benfica on Thursday.
Arteta additionally offered the most recent harm replace on Midfielder, Thomas Partey forward of Arsenal’s conflict with Benfica on the Karaiskakis Stadium.
Arteta stated Partey is ‘very shut’ to a return from the therapy room.
In response to him, the Ghanaian worldwide is in competition for the upcoming fixtures in opposition to Benfica and Leicester Metropolis on Sunday.
Recall that Partey picked up an harm throughout Arsenal’s Premier League 1-0 defeat in opposition to Aston Villa at Villa Park earlier this month.
“Thomas [Partey] may be very shut, he’s acquired a last check at the moment in coaching, and if he’s feeling good, he might be obtainable,” Arteta stated on Wednesday morning.
“Concerning Rob [Holding], he isn’t obtainable. He had a concussion. We used that [substitution]. He’s utterly positive, however clearly, now we have to comply with the protocols, and he gained’t be capable of journey.”
He added, “I can not wait to have our followers again within the stadium. All of the gamers are determined to have them again. The power they’ll create, the eagerness they’ll present for our gamers is one thing we’ve got been actually lacking.”
Arsenal performed a 1-1 draw with Benfica within the first-leg encounter final week.