“He’s been been training separately in the last week or so we have to scan him again to see how he’s feeling. He’s a player that’s so willing that he’s pushing us every day because he wants to do it.
“At the same time we have to protect and make sure that when he gets back into the team, he’s ready to do that to whatever extent that we can use him.
“So this week is going to be crucial, the moment he’s going to start to train with the team to see how he’s feeling and how he’s evolving day to day.”
Partey joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day in the summer.