Arsenal’s injury list and their probable return dates ahead of their City clash


Most of the first XI players of Arsenal are injured ahead of their clash with Manchester City in the Premier League. However, before such a high-voltage match, Arsenal’s injury list stats is quite dreadul to the gunners as they’ll have to look for many potential replacements.

Arsenal’s injury list stats:

Arsenal’s injury list stats are quite vivid and can be a major problem for Arteta as many of the first team players are injured. Now let’s take a look at the stats of the injured players and their probable return dates.

Bukayo Saka:

After scoring the opener against Brentford, Saka limped off the pitch in the second half after being on the receiving end of a number of tough challenges. Then he was replaced by Fabio Vieira in the final 15 minutes.

Saka then started the game against RC Lens four days later but after 33 minutes he was subbed off with a potentially major hamstring issue. According to the Mail, Saka has suffered a hamstring tweak plus a blow to the thigh, but the injury not assumed to be serious.

Arteta said:

 “He tried to backheel a ball in the first half and he felt something. It was something muscular. He wasn’t able to carry on and we had to take him off.”

His expected return date is still unknown.

Gabriel Martinelli:

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli suffered a hamstring injury during the win against Everton. The Brazilian winger was absent from the squad for the North London Derby despite being present at the Emirates Stadium to support his teammates.

There is optimism that Martinelli could be available for the game against Manchester City on October 8. However, this is not looking likely.

Mikel Arteta has said: 

“He [Martinelli] hasn’t trained, we need him back, we want him back. [For Saka and Trossard], it’s the same situation.”

However, his expected return date is still unknown.

Thomas Partey:

The Ghana FA confirmed earlier this month that Partey had sustained a groin problem during a training session, which is a major blow to Arteta and Arsenal. Partey has now returned to full team training ahead of Lens with a chance he is involved in the clash. He was an unused substitute in the Champions League defeat to RC Lens.

What Mikel Arteta has said:

 “He’s progressed really well in the last two weeks and he managed to train in the last two or three days with the team and that’s great news for us obviously. I think his progression in the last week has been very good. He might have some exposure tomorrow depending on how the game goes.”

His expected return date is vs Manchester City (H) – October 8

Gabriel Jesus:

Gabriel Jesus played the entirety of the contest against Bournemouth in a front three with Eddie Nketiah and Saka. However, he was seen limping at the end of the game, with Arteta later confirming there is a slight concern for the Brazilian ahead of the Champions League tie. The Brazilian was then seen in training on Monday, suggesting there is no issue there.

Against RC Lens, Jesus played the full game and got his name embed on the score sheet in the first half.

What Mikel Arteta has said:

 “Gabi was limping as well after the game so let’s see how they are.”

To some relief, he has already returned to the squad.

Jurrien Timber:

He was in attendance for the game against Man United. When asked how he was feeling with his recovery, a swift, “good, good” was the response. He will be sorely missed, especially with the club failing to find a suitable replacement in the summer transfer window.

What Arteta has said: 

“Huge blow. Especially for him after just joining the club. To have the injury he has is a huge blow. We recruited him with clear intentions and what he was bringing to the team was evident, but he’s not going to be able to do it this season. We have to adapt. These things happen, unfortunately, and we have to move on.”

He is yet to be off the pitch for a long time and is expected to return in 2024.

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