Arsenal trio Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, and Takehiro Tomiyasu have all returned to the club during the international break.
During the international break, Mikel Arteta has seen three players return to London Colney. Ghana permitted Thomas Partey to fly back to London after he received a knock in the warmup before Ghana’s game against Brazil. The Ghana FA released a statement on Partey’s return over the weekend.
"“Thomas Partey has been granted permission to travel back to London for further assessment after picking up a suspected knee injury on Friday minutes before the international friendly against Brazil.“The 29-year-old was set to start for the Black Stars but just a few minutes before kick-off, was forced to withdraw after picking up a knock. The 29-year-old was withdrawn as a precautionary measure and replaced by RCD Mallorca midfielder Baba Idrissu.”"
Arsenal trio return to club during international break
Tomiyasu was withdrawn from Japan’s games due to “club circumstances,” so it appears that it is not injury related as there was no mention of it in the announcement by the Japan FA.
As for Kieran Tierney, the Scottish full-back returns to Arsenal after he suffered a blow to the head and was substituted just before half-time of Scotland’s 2-1 win over Ireland. Luckily for Arsenal and the defender, he was taken off as a precaution. Scotland manager Steve Clarke later said the 25-year-old is fine.
"“Kieran was precautionary in the first half,” Clarke said via The Sun.“He got a knock and the doctor decided to take him off.”"
The club will watch all three closely as Arsenal face off against north London rivals Tottenham in their next Premier League match.
Mikel Arteta will be hoping to have Thomas Partey available as the Ghanian is critical to the Gunners and is an integral part of the setup.
For Tomiyasu and Tierney, having both lost their place in the first team over the summer, Arteta will want the pair available for depth ahead of the crunch clash at the Emirates.