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Mikel Arteta delivers Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard injury update

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes Thomas Partey will be out for weeks rather than months after the midfielder underwent a procedure to treat a "significant" thigh injury.

Partey has been limited to four Premier League appearances this season and has not featured at all since coming on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 win over Manchester City a month ago.

"I said that hopefully it's going to be weeks and not months and he's working towards that. He needs support. Hopefully the injury will heal in the right way and we'll have him back because he is a big player for us."

Arteta also confirmed Emile Smith Rowe will miss the Burnley game as he continues his recovery from a knee problem, while a host of others, including Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, are racing to be fit for the game.

Nketiah's prospects looks particularly bright after he was pictured in training on Friday after Arteta had faced the press.

"We have a few still in contention," he said. "We need to give them another 24 hours to give them a chance to be involved in the game, but we won't know anything until tomorrow."

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