Mikel Arteta’s men lock horns with Patrick Vieira’s side as both will look to take those three points back home. Arsenal have relished a wonderful pre-season campaign thus far and hope to continue the momentum onto the regular season.
However, along with the positive start, there is also the downside the Gooners face as they are dealing with few injury blows. It remains uncertain regarding the squad as to who will eventually join the playing 11 in the season opener.
Arsenal manager provides cryptic injury update
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in his first press conference of the regular season provided a rather cryptic injury update. With Kieran Tierney, Tomiyasu, and Emile Smith Rowe, and Vieira down injured, the gaffer was asked to provide an update.
“Three out of four of those are probably going to be training this afternoon and if everything goes well hopefully they are going to be available for selection in the squad,”
“Hopefully they are going to recover because they have been missing a lot of minutes and time in preseason and they are really important players for us.”
“The reason they got persistent injuries are for different reasons,”
“Sometimes we had to rush them. It was a combination. Those two players are so pushy and willing to contribute with the team and that is what we done. We know with those two fit and performing at their best, we are much stronger as a team.”
The club and fans will hope the players recover swiftly and join the squad soon. In any case, Arsenal will look to grab those three points and start highly against the Eagles.
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