Partey, Oleksandre, Zinchenko

Arsenal are close to being handed a double injury boost to further strengthen their hopes of lasting the distance in the Premier League title race.

The Gunners sit third in the table but only two points off leaders Liverpool, having swept aside Newcastle on Saturday to make it six league wins on the bounce.

Mikel Arteta’s side now have a few days off before they bid to make that seven in a row, when they travel to face Sheffield United on Monday night.

They will hope to have Thomas Partey and Oleksandr Zinchenko in contention by then, with Takehiro Tomiyasu also potentially close to making a return. Jurrien Timber remains a long-term absentee.

Thomas Partey;

After four months after with a thigh injury, Partey is close to making his first-team return for Arsenal.

The midfielder did not make the squad against Porto or Newcastle, but he did return to training last week and is stepping up his recovery.

Partey is expected to step up his recovery this week ahead of the trip to face Sheffield United, which it is hoped he will be available for.

Oleksandr Zinchenko;

Zinchenko has been out since he was replaced at half-time against Liverpool earlier this month.

Takehiro Tomiyasu;

It has been a frustrating start to 2024 for Tomiyasu.

The defender was knocked out of the Asian Cup with Japan by Iran at the quarter-final stage, and has not played for Arsenal since after picking up a “niggle” while at the tournament.

Partey Oleksandre Zinchenko

Jurrien Timber;

Timber is continuing his recovery after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

The Dutchman has been named in Arsenal’s squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and Arteta was recently asked if Timber would return before the end of the season.