THE feel-good factor currently involving everyone at Arsenal has now got the players play-fighting in training.
There is harmony on and off the pitch after nine wins in 10 Premier League games to start the season.
The players are happy relaxed, and that is proven by their cheeky training antics.
Footage from Arsenal’s London Colney base this week showed Gabriel Jesus impressively putting no-nonsense midfielder Thomas Partey in a HEADLOCK.
The Gunners take on PSV in the Europa League tonight and a win would secure qualification for the knockout stages.
But despite being hard at work preparing for the game, there was still time for a laugh and a joke in training.
As the players headed out onto the pitch, Partey snuck up behind Jesus and purposely bumped into him.
Jesus jokingly threw out an arm and tried to run after him, but was held back by Bukayo Saka.
The Brazilian striker did eventually get his own back though.
He walked over to Partey and tried to wrestle a ball out of his grasp, before wrapping the Ghanaian midfielder in a headlock.
The pair could have had more time to joke around in training this week, given they are unlikely to start tonight’s match.
Both Jesus and Partey are expected to be rested for the Europa League encounter, and wrapped up in cotton wool for the weekend’s trip to Southampton.
Boss Mikel Arteta is expected to make a late fitness call on Gabriel Martinelli for Thursday’s match.
Oleksandr Zinchenko remained absent from training as he continues to recover from a calf injury.
The £32million man has not played since the North London derby win over Tottenham on October 1st.
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