Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Jesus' injury, Thomas Partey and the team
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Arsenal is still in the fight for the title, and it remains to be seen whether the London club can really win the title after so many years. Mikel Arteta's team looks great this season, but lately there has been a noticeable drop in form.
What can make Arsenal fans happy is the fact that Gabriel Jesus is slowly returning to the field. “He’s progressing really well,” Arteta said, as quoted by eurosport.com “He’s doing more and more on the field and he’s not reacting [negatively], so that’s really positive.
We want to have him as quickly as possible but also respect the time-frame we got from the doctor and the specialists. He’s really pushing the boundaries right now”. Thomas Partey is one of the players who has been reborn this season.
However, it is difficult to predict whether Thomas will play against Leicester. Certainly, he would be a great reinforcement for the match against the Foxes. "The question mark is on Thomas. He hasn’t trained much but it looks like he could be available, so let’s see how he trains today.
He’s a really important player for us, who we missed in the last few games.
Hopefully he can be available”.
Mikel Arteta on his team
Arteta wants his team to be equally strong in the coming seasons. His goal will be to preserve the current team and bring in a few more reinforcements. “We want to keep our best players, the players that we are developing.
We want to create a long-term project here, and obviously, we need our best players to be committed to the club. That's our responsibility to keep our best players, our best people and the people that have the same aims and purpose with the club, to keep them together for a while, give them some stability and from there keep evolving and become a better club”.