Arsenal are dealing with a number of injury concerns ahead of their highly anticipated Premier League match against London rivals Chelsea following the international break.
During the international break, Mikel Arteta has been concerned about the fitness of Bukayo Saka and William Saliba. The England international withdrew from international duty to recover from a hamstring injury.
Arsenal Trends recognizes that the toe issue isn’t a major concern and has been a source of discomfort for some time. It means there’s a chance Saliba will be ready to face London rivals Chelsea in less than two weeks.
Leandro Trossard injured his hamstring in the 1-0 win against Manchester City, and it’s unclear whether he’ll be ready to face Chelsea following the international break. With that said, we’ve compiled a list of the most recent injury reports from the Emirates Stadium below.
Saka was left out of Arsenal’s team against Manchester City after being forced off in last week’s Champions League defeat to RC Lens. The winger’s injury fears got too great, and he is now a doubt for the international break.
Saka was present at the Emirates Stadium for the triumph over City, and fans will be hopeful the 22-year-old is fit enough to play against Chelsea in less than two weeks. However, the England men’s national team stated that the kid will not be part of the squad for the international break.
According to the Evening Standard, Saka will undergo injury rehabilitation this week before enjoying a weekend off with the rest of the squad. The winger will be evaluated next Monday to see whether he can return to training before the match against Chelsea.
What Mikel Arteta said: “He felt something, and then you’re tempted to risk him, but he couldn’t train yesterday, so he’s out of the game right away.” It’s disappointing not to have him, but we’ve lost guys in previous weeks and have adjusted. There is no doubt that he is a vital player, but the team must use the tools that it has to succeed even without him.”
According to the England national squad, “Bukayo Saka will not play in England’s games against Australia and Italy.” On Monday, the forward arrived at St. George’s Park with the rest of the Three Lions squad. Saka was checked by the England medical staff after missing Arsenal’s Premier League triumph over Manchester City on Sunday due to injury, and it was agreed that the player will continue his recuperation at his club.”
Hamstring and thigh strain
The expected return date is unknown.
Trossard returned to the Arsenal XI against Lens last week and was named to Arteta’s squad on Sunday after learning of Saka’s absence. He only lasted 45 minutes before being replaced by matchwinner Martinelli.
Belgium’s European Championship qualifying double header against Austria and Sweden was expected to feature the attacker. However, according to an update from the national team, Trossard has withdrew from the roster and will not participate.
“He [Martinelli] said I was going to be there, he was there in training, and he said I am ready to go,” Mikel Arteta remarked. When I arrived, Leo [Trossard] was fully dressed and ready to go.”
“UPDATE: @LTrossard [Leandro Trossard] is not fit to join the squad at the Proximus Basecamp on Monday,” the Belgian national team said. Arthur Vermeeren will take his place. Best wishes, Arthur!”
Unknown return date
Saliba, who was one of Arsenal’s top players against Manchester City, withdrew from France’s squad for the international break owing to a toe injury. The report broke immediately after the final whistle in north London, implying that the defender played the entire game while injured.
Fortunately for Arsenal fans, football.london recognizes that the toe issue isn’t a major concern and has been a source of discomfort for some time. It means there’s a chance Saliba will be ready to face London rivals Chelsea in less than two weeks.
Injury to the toe
He’s scheduled to return Chelsea (A) on October 21.
According to football.london, the Dutch international underwent successful surgery and is now in the “recovery phase” of his rehabilitation.
He was there for the match against Manchester United. Timber was still requiring two crutches to move around after the game, according to football.london.
When asked how he was doing with his rehabilitation, he said quickly, “good, good.” He will be much missed, especially since the team was unable to identify a suitable successor during the summer transfer window.