In the aftermath of their intense 2-2 draw with local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal is gearing up for their upcoming EFL Cup showdown against Brentford, and there’s good news on the injury front for the Gunners.
During the North London derby, concerns arose when summer signing Declan Rice was substituted for Jorginho at halftime.
Manager Mikel Arteta later shed light on the situation, explaining that Rice had been experiencing discomfort in his back.
“He had some discomfort in his back. He was telling us during the first half that he was uncomfortable, and when we assessed him at half-time, he could not continue, so we had to change him.
“We have to assess him. It’s strange when a player like him asks to come off because he’s uncomfortable. Hopefully not, but let’s see.”
Adding to the injury worries, star player Bukayo Saka also left the pitch late in the match against Spurs, and injuries had ruled out Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli from the squad.
Furthermore, Jurrien Timber has been facing an extended spell on the sidelines, while Thomas Partey has been absent from recent matches.
As Arsenal prepares to face Brentford, reports indicate that the club is set to receive a double injury boost.
Journalist Charles Watts has disclosed that Thomas Partey is inching closer to a return, offering hope to the Gunners’ midfield.
Additionally, the initial fears surrounding Declan Rice’s injury seem to have been somewhat alleviated.
However, both players are still expected to miss the upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Brentford but are eyeing a return for the crucial fixture against Manchester City next weekend.
The injury list grew over the weekend when Arteta confirmed Trossard’s absence, saying,
“Leandro Trossard misses out today due to a slight muscle issue. He felt something, he felt a muscle tightness yesterday in training and he wasn’t fit enough to play the game.”
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