Premier League 2022-23

Premier League 2022-23: Arsenal Injury Updates And Return Dates. Arsenal is dealing with fitness concerns before their Premier League match against Liverpool. Although they won their seventh consecutive league match by beating Leeds United 4-1, the Gunners may be without defender William Saliba due to a back injury. Saliba has missed the last two games, and his absence could be felt by Arsenal’s defense. Additionally, Bukayo Saka was left out of the starting line-up against Leeds United due to illness.

Saka has been a standout performer for the Gunners this season, and his absence could impact their attacking abilities. Despite these concerns, Arsenal remains eight points clear at the top of the Premier League standings.

Ben White

After Takehiro Tomiyasu’s injury and Cedric Soares’ loan to Fulham, Ben White emerged as the only senior right-back in Arsenal’s squad, according to reports. Following Arsenal’s win over Leeds United, their manager, Mikel Arteta, praised White, describing him as a “fighter.” Despite experiencing injury problems, White played the full 90 minutes of the game.

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Arteta stated that White had faced difficulties in the previous days, but his determination kept him going. Arteta also acknowledged that Arsenal’s right-back position was currently understaffed due to Tomiyasu’s injury and Soares’ loan. White’s goal-scoring contribution was encouraging, and Arteta expressed his satisfaction with White’s performance.

William Saliba

Daniel Cutts, a journalist for The Sun, reported that William Saliba will miss Arsenal’s match against Liverpool due to a back injury. Saliba sustained the injury during the Europa League match against Sporting CP and was subsequently substituted. He also missed the team’s previous games against Crystal Palace and Leeds United.

Cutts stated on Twitter that Saliba has been struggling with a back injury and has not been able to train properly for the last few weeks. Despite hopes that Saliba will recover soon, Cutts confirmed that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool. According to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, they are managing Saliba in the best possible way, but the Frenchman is not yet fit to return to training.

Bukayo Saka

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, explained why he dropped Bukayo Saka to the bench for their Premier League clash against Leeds United on Saturday. When asked about the decision to leave Saka out of the starting lineup before the match, Arteta said that Saka was unwell and couldn’t train the day before.

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However, he added that Saka’s condition had improved on matchday, and he chose to replace him with Gabriel Jesus. Saka eventually came on as a substitute after an hour of play and played without any issues for the rest of the match.

Kieran Tierney

During Scotland’s European championship qualifier against Spain, Kieran Tierney played a vital role in Scott McTominay’s second goal before being forced off the field in the 76th minute due to a strong tackle from Manchester City’s Rodri.

In the win against Leeds United, Tierney was subbed in during the second half, replacing Oleksandr Zinchenko, after the three points had already been secured.

Thomas Partey

Chris Hughton, the Ghanaian national team coach, revealed that Thomas Partey was left out of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola as a precaution. Despite being present in the squad, the Arsenal midfielder remained an unused substitute during the match. To ensure the safety of their key midfielder, Arsenal sent club physio Simon Murphy to Ghana during the international break.

Fortunately, Partey was able to avoid injury, and pictures showed him present in training ahead of Arsenal’s match against Leeds United. Partey went on to play 60 minutes against Leeds United before being substituted for Jorginho.

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Mohamed Elneny

In the FA Cup win over Oxford United, Elneny played the entire 90 minutes but was absent from Arteta’s squad for the 2-0 win over Tottenham due to a knee injury picked up during training. He was also not included in the bench for the match against Manchester United.

The club later released a statement confirming that Elneny would be out for an extended period, without providing a specific timeline for his return. However, Elneny has recently signed a new contract with Arsenal and is nearing his comeback.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

An injury forced Takehiro Tomiyasu to be substituted within the first 10 minutes of Arsenal’s match against Sporting CP, according to an official club statement. The statement added that the Japanese defender underwent knee surgery and will not be able to play for the remainder of the season. Arsenal will work with Tomiyasu to ensure he can join pre-season training ahead of the next season.

When the injury occurred, Arteta expressed uncertainty about its severity and said that the medical staff would evaluate Tomiyasu. Nonetheless, he was concerned about the situation and noted that Tomiyasu was not someone who would exaggerate.

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Eddie Nketiah

Arsenal will be without Hale End graduate Nketiah due to an ankle injury until after the international break. During Gabriel Jesus’ absence, Nketiah fired Arsenal to several pivotal victories. He has directly contributed towards 11 goals in the 33 matches he has played for Arsenal this season, with four of those goals coming in wins over West Ham, Brighton, and Manchester United during the congested schedule over New Year’s. Furthermore, Nketiah’s contract with Emirates Stadium is set to expire in 2027.

Return Dates Of Injured Arsenal Players

Takehiro TomiyasuJune
Mohamed ElnenyUnknown
Eddie NketiahEarly/Mid-April
Kieran TierneyApril 9 – Liverpool(A)
Thomas ParteyApril 9 – Liverpool(A) 
Ben WhiteApril 9 – Liverpool(A) 
Bukayo SakaApril 9 – Liverpool(A) 
William SalibaUnknown