Arsenal press conference live: Mikel Arteta on Ramsdale’s fitness, Saka’s COVID and Saliba

Mikel Arteta is set to face the press ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The Gunners head to Selhurst Park off the back of a positive international break that saw goals for Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegaard and Nicolas Pepe as well as full senior debuts for Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba.

Those who stayed behind meanwhile managed a comfortable 4-1 victory against a Brentford B side, with an Alexandre Lacazette hattrick and Rob Holding header securing the rout.

However, as Arsenal return to resume their focus on the top four they stand to potentially be without a few key players, with Aaron Ramsdale nursing a hip injury, Takehiro Tomiyasu still recovering from his calf problem and Bukayo Saka facing a battle against time to recover from COVID.

They will be hopeful of having all of them available for what promises to be a tough test in South London. Patrick Vieira’s side recently secured a spot in the FA Cup semi finals and have impressed with some of the football they’ve played this season.

You can follow every word Arteta has to say on all these topics and more with ‘s Gunners writers Kaya Kaynak and Chris Wheatley in the live blog below.

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