Cascarino thinks Partey could be a huge asset for Arteta when he returns for Arsenal

Tony Cascarino has now been putting a more positive spin on Thomas Partey’s latest injury at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta.

Pundit Cascarino was commenting on Partey’s recovery on talkSPORT this morning and suggested it could be a blessing in disguise.

Cascarino said: “Look, first and foremost on this, you could flip it on the other side and say he’ll be really fresh.

“He won’t have much football played this year, and when he does come back, if he can avoid injury, if you look at last season’s Thomas Partey, 80 to 90% of the season he was sensational for Arsenal last year.

“He was brilliant for them last year, obviously he counted at the very end because Arsenal fell away slightly, I would be way more optimistic.

“If he can avoid injury, Thomas Partey will be a great addition going into the second part of the season.”