Thomas Partey has been named in Arsenal’s squad for their pre-season tour of America despite reports claiming the midfielder was set to be left out.
Partey, 29, did not travel to Germany for the Gunners’ 5-3 win over Nurnberg on Friday, one week after he returned from a thigh injury to take part in a friendly against Ipswich.
According to The Times, the Ghanaian midfielder had been omitted from their US tour and would instead remain at London Colney along with Bernd Leno and Folarin Balogun, where the trio will step up their fitness ahead of the new campaign.
However, Partey has since been named in Arsenal’s 33-man squad alongside both Leno and Balogun, making the trip Stateside ahead of their outing against Everton in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday.
Arsenal’s other US fixtures come against Orlando City and Chelsea in Orlando, Florida, over the next six days. They will then return home for a final pre-season clash against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on July 30.
Partey will be keen to rebuild his match fitness in the weeks leading up to the 2022-23 campaign, having missed the final two months of the previous one due to injury.