Thomas Partey will fly back to Arsenal having missed Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola on Monday due to injury.
Partey played 90 minutes for Ghana on Thursday but felt a problem in his leg during training on Sunday.
He was unused substituted during the 1-1 with Angola on Monday with Ghana manager Chris Houghton deemed too much of a risk to play during his post-match press conference.
“Thomas has some small injury issues,” Houghton said. “We felt it was too big a risk to start him.”
Arsenal are expecting Partey back at London Colney on Tuesday where they will assess the midfielder, who was accompanied to Ghana by Gunners physio Simon Murphy, ahead of this weekend’s home game with Leeds, reported by Charles Watts.
The former Atletico Madrid star felt something in his right leg during a training session with his country on Sunday. Sources close to the player insist it is not a hamstring issue and believe he should be fine for Saturday’s game at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are back in action on Saturday in the Premier League when they host Leeds United and will be hoping that Partey has overcome his ‘small issues’ in time for that contest
Partey has played in 23 of the Gunners’ 28 league fixtures so far this campaign, with Mikel Arteta’s side sitting eight points clear at the top of the table with 10 games to play.
Arsenal travel to Liverpool the following weekend for a huge game at Anfield as they chase their first Premier League title since 2004.
Should Partey miss out this Saturday, Jorginho would most likely be the man to come in and replace him in midfield.