Arsenal’s Injury Updates – Mikel Arteta’s Squad Ready for Everton Clash”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has delivered some encouraging news on the injury front ahead of their crucial Premier League encounter against Everton at Goodison Park. Star forward Bukayo Saka, who picked up a minor injury while representing England, is now deemed fit and available for today’s match, relieving some concerns.
In contrast, it appears that Saka won’t be joining the ranks of sidelined players, including Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey, and Mohamed Elneny, which comes as a significant boost for Arteta. The manager also shared positive news regarding the fitness of center-back Gabriel Magalhaes, who had an injury scare during his Brazil national team duties.
As Arsenal prepares for their Merseyside journey today,
Arsenal’s young sensation, Bukayo Saka, had a minor injury scare during his international duty against Ukraine, raising doubts about his availability to face Everton. Nevertheless, he managed to make a 19-minute appearance off the bench during a friendly match against Scotland, indicating his readiness for today’s game.
Gabriel Magalhaes encountered a concerning moment when he was substituted in the 85th minute of his Brazil debut. During the game, he endured a brutal challenge from Bolivia’s Diego Ibanez in the fifth minute, leaving him with ice on his thigh. Remarkably, Gabriel continued to play for an additional 80 minutes despite the painful collision.
The Gunners will be hoping for a full recovery for both Saka and Gabriel as they aim to secure a positive result in their challenging clash with Everton.
Arsenal Injury Updates – Saka and Gabriel Return, Partey’s October Hopes, Elneny’s Near Comeback, and Timber’s Long Road”
Gabriel Magalhaes:Following a brief injury scare during Brazil’s national team duty, Gabriel Magalhaes demonstrated his resilience by starting for Brazil against Peru just days later. He has since resumed training with Arsenal, signaling a promising recovery. Manager Mikel Arteta has expressed confidence in the defender’s availability, stating, “Gabby had a little issue but he managed to play the second game, so it’s something obviously for the next sequence of matches we have to be aware.”
Expected Return: Everton (Away) – Sunday, September 17
Arsenal received a setback with the Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey sustaining a groin injury during a training session, as confirmed by the Ghana FA. The duration of his absence remains uncertain, but Arsenal hopes for his return after the October international break, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Expected Return: October
What the Ghana FA stated: “He sustained a groin injury during training on Thursday, August 31, 2023. He is currently unavailable as Club Doctors predict he’s likely to be out for a couple of weeks.”
Mikel Arteta’s Update: “He’s still a few weeks away. He’s got a muscle injury. He’s progressing well, but he’s still a few weeks away.”
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who suffered a knee injury in January, seems to be making significant progress in his recovery. Recent training pictures released by Arsenal show Elneny back with the squad, hinting at a potential return on the horizon.
Expected Return: September/October 2023
Mikel Arteta’s Update: “He has been training with us, he had a little niggle in his hamstring a few weeks ago and he is back in training now. Obviously it’s been a long-term injury, the latter stages of that rehab right now and then it’s about building momentum and game time with him.”
Dutch international Jurrien Timber has undergone successful surgery for his knee injury and is currently in the “recovery phase” of rehabilitation. Timber was seen using crutches when attending the game against Manchester United.
Expected Return: 2024
Mikel Arteta’s Statement: “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.