Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is facing a selection crisis as multiple key players are currently sidelined with injuries. This has forced the Gunners to make significant changes to their starting lineup in their recent Carabao Cup victory over Brentford. Let’s take a look at the latest Arsenal injury news and the expected return dates for these players.
One of the players dealing with an injury is Bukayo Saka, who sustained a foot knock during the game against Tottenham. Arteta has hinted that Saka may miss a game or two due to this injury but is expected to return for the match against Bournemouth on September 30.
Another player on the injury list is Declan Rice, who was taken off at halftime during the game against Tottenham due to a back injury. While the injury is minor, Rice is unlikely to play in the upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Brentford. However, there is a possibility that he could return for the Premier League fixture against Bournemouth on September 30.
Leandro Trossard, who replaced the injured Gabriel Martinelli in the win over Everton, also limped out of training with a lower hamstring strain. However, he is expected to be available for the game against Bournemouth on September 30 and is not likely to play against Brentford.
Gabriel Martinelli himself suffered a hamstring injury during the win against Everton. There is optimism that he could make a return for the game against Manchester City on October 8, but he is unlikely to be involved in the match against Brentford.
Thomas Partey, who sustained a groin injury during a training session, is recovering well and pushing to be back in time for the game against Manchester City on October 8. The Ghana FA has predicted a couple of weeks of absence for him.
Additionally, Jurrien Timber, who underwent successful knee surgery, is currently in the recovery phase of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it is expected that he will be out for the rest of the season, with no replacement found during the summer transfer window.
In conclusion, injuries have severely disrupted Arsenal’s squad ahead of their upcoming matches. Mikel Arteta will need to find suitable replacements for key players such as Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, and Gabriel Martinelli. The team must adapt and find a way to overcome these setbacks as they prepare for the matches against Bournemouth and Manchester City.
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