Watch Video of What Happen between Partey, Lacazette, Gabriel and Aubameyang in Gunners final preparations for Newcastle United clash


Thomas Partey, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang included Gabriel Magalheas are in high spirits at London Colney on Friday morning as Mikel Arteta’s squad made final preparations for FA Cup third round tie with Newcastle United.

Mikel Arteta’s squad were back out on the grass at club’s training based on Friday following their 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend, with the focus now turning towards Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Newcastle United.

Last season, Arsenal had raised a lot of eyebrows with performances in the competitions. A Mikel Arteta-led squad defeated likes of Manchester City and Chelsea on their way to securing the coveted trophy, with the 38-year-old Spaniard even making history by becoming the first footballer to win the FA Cup both as a player and as a manager.

Things have been quite different this term, however, with Arteta’s job even coming under heavy scrutiny following a disastrous start to the Premier League campaign that saw Arsenal being shockingly involved in the relegation zone in recent weeks.

Fortunately for the Gunners, a run of three back-to-back wins in the Premier League has gone a long way in helping them recover, meaning Mikel Arteta’s men are now heading into their third Round FA Cup fixture against Newcastle United full of confidence. Even with huge boost as both summer signings Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalheas are return to training with their team-mates.

The powerful central midfielder has been limping off in the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur in the early throws of December while Gabriel Magalheas contacted with COVID-19 towards the end of last month.

Partey has missed Arsenal’s last eight games in all competitions while Gabriel missed last three league games but duo are handed Mikel Arteta’s squad huge boost with return to full training with their team-mates for preparations for their third round of FA Cup clash with Newcastle United later today.

Partey and Gabriel are expected to be in contention for today clash after made took major part in the training in the couple of days with their team-mates. Even duo alongside Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian included Shkodran Mustafi are in high spirits at club’s training session on Friday.

Meanwhile, playmaker Mesut Ozil is absent in training, with the German star poised to leave Arsenal within the coming days but is signal of youngest likes Folarin Balogun, Emile Smith-Rowe included Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli alongside rest of Mikel Arteta’s squad.

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Source: Sportarena