Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed Thomas Partey will be in Arsenal’s matchday squad when they face Manchester City on Saturday.
The Ghanaian international arrived at the club on Tuesday, but Arteta has hinted at his inclusion for the important clash.
He will however be assessed before a decision on whether or not to play him is made.
“Well he was here just yesterday, he is getting familiar with everything around the club,” Arteta said during his pre-match conference.
“Today he will have his first training session, so everything has to come really quickly for him. We knew that before we signed him that he is fit, he is very willing to start playing and we will see how he goes in the next few days.
“I have seen the buzz around the place, the fans are really happy, I have seen some really positive reactions after we bought him, the same with the team, the squad, and the staff. I think he is a player we had the radar on for a long time and we have managed to bring him in and I think he will be a really important addition to the team.
“He got to know some of his team-mates [already]. Not all of them, because some are still on international duty but we will have everyone back today and it will be a good day for him to get to know everyone.”
Arsenal go into the match on the back of a 2-1 win over Sheffield United last time out and will be looking for a fourth win of the current campaign.