Arsenal injury update: Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny latest news and return dates

Arsenal injury update: Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny latest news and return dates

Arsenal are hoping for more good news on the injury front this week.

Thomas Partey is nearing a return to full fitness after a thigh injury while Emile Smith Rowe is also now back in the Gunners squad.

That leaves just Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny in the treatment room long-term.

But with another game in midweek, Mikel Arteta could take a cautious approach to his team’s fitness.

Here is your latest update of Arsenal injuries and return dates...

Thomas Partey

The Ghanaian midfielder made his return to the Arsenal team off the bench against Leicester after missing two matches with a thigh injury.

After a six-minute runout, Arteta has provided an update on whether Partey will be fit to start when Everton come to north London on Wednesday.

“He hasn’t trained much,” said Mikel Arteta. “He had a session and he will train [on Tuesday]. It is what it is. He was out for a few weeks and he needs to get back into the rhythm.”

Gabriel Jesus

Arteta did not provide an update on Jesus during Tuesday’s press conference, amid reports that the striker finally has a return date following knee surgery.

An initial three-month timeframe was reported after his injury at the World Cup in December and, although Arsenal have refused to confirm any exact plan for Jesus, it is now said he will return before the international break.

That could mean a runout against Crystal Palace on March 19, with Arteta saying last week: “He’s progressing well. He’s doing more and more on the field. The knee’s not reacting so it’s really positive. We want him back as quick as possible, but also respecting the timescale that the doctors and the specialists are giving us.”

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal do not expect Elneny to play again this season.

The midfielder underwent surgery on his right knee at the end of January after a training-ground injury.

No timeframe has been confirmed by the club but Standard Sport understand a return this season to be highly unlikely.