Sportcruz brings the latest Arsenal injury news as the Gunners look to continue their fine start to the Premier League season on Wednesday evening against Aston Villa.
Arsenal continued their perfect start to the Premier League season on Saturday evening as they came from one goal down to beat Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
Goals from Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Magalhaes cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener in north London. The Gunners, though, now need to keep this momentum up as they take on Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.
Here, Sportcruz takes a look at the injury latest within the Arsenal squad after their 2-1 win over the Cottagers ahead of Wednesday night’s game with Aston Villa.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey did not feature in the 2-1 win over Fulham at the weekend after picking up an injury to his right thigh in training on Friday.
The club doctor described the problem as tightness in the muscle, rather than a pull or a tear, which indicates the Ghanaian international won’t be out of contention for too long.
Zinchenko had featured in every Premier League for the Gunners since making the transfer switch from Manchester City. However, he missed out on Arsenal’s Saturday evening victory over Fulham due to injury.
This made me tear up 😭 we’ve been missing players that have Arsenal DNA running in their bloodstream for so long now. Zinchenko is watching the game like a true gooner. I really love this incredible team that we’re building ❤️🏾 pic.twitter.com/2Lq6KvlXZb
— Saliba 🤎 (@sabsafc) August 29, 2022
The Ukrainian international has a minor sprain in his left knee and it’s unlikely that he’ll be spending much time on the treatment table either.
Putting any concerns at ease, club doctor O’Driscoll told the fans that approached him after the match that the absence of Partey and Zinchenko was merely a ‘precaution’.
Reiss Nelson has not featured this campaign due to a muscular problem. He was on the bench for the season opener against Crystal Palace but he has been out of action since then as he undergoes treatment.
Zinchenko celebration of Gabriel’s last mins goal would suggest that the defender will be available to face Aston Villa on Wednesday evening, while Partey may need a bit longer to recover. Fans will, though, be hoping he is back for the trip to play Manchester United next weekend.
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