Arsenal were outplayed by Crystal Palace on Monday night as the Eagles went onto secure an impressive 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park. Whilst Mikel Arteta’s men are still in with a great chance of securing Champions League football, they need to respond quickly, starting with three points against Brighton on Saturday.
The Gunners now sit in fifth place, level on points with north London rivals Tottenham who have a better goal difference. Arsenal do have a game in hand, but they’ve been shocked by two major injury blows at a critical stage of the season.
With that in mind, football.london has rounded-up all the latest injury news from the Emirates below.
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Tierney is expected to be out of action for the rest of the season as he’s set to undergo knee surgery this week.
What the club has said: “Left knee. Kieran felt discomfort after a training session on Thursday, March 31. Further assessments and scans have confirmed that Kieran has damaged his left knee.
“A specialist consultation took place on Tuesday, and as a result of further discussions with Kieran and our medical team, it has been decided that Kieran requires surgery to his knee. This procedure will take place in London in the forthcoming days.”
“Kieran’s rehabilitation programme will start immediately after his surgery, at which stage a clearer understanding will be established on his recovery timescale. However, it is likely that Kieran will now miss the remainder of this season. Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Kieran to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
Expected return date: Summer 2022.
Partey was withdrawn at Selhurst Park with a thigh injury, although it remains to be seen what the exact severity of the injury is.
What the club has said: “Right thigh. Thomas is currently being assessed ahead of the weekend after aggravating his thigh during Monday night’s match at Crystal Palace.”
Expected return date: Unknown.
Tomiyasu will not make his return until at least mid-April. It was thought that the former Bologna man could return sooner rather than later having been involved in training but Arsenal have now revealed that he’s still over a week away from joining in fully with the current group.
What the club has said: “Left calf. Takehiro is making progress in his recovery from a muscle injury to his left calf, which he sustained in February. Takehiro had successfully recovered from a muscle injury sustained to his right calf in January.
It is hoped Takehiro will be back in full training after the match at Southampton on Saturday, April 16. All other players in the men’s first team squad are currently fit and available for selection.”
Expected return date: April 20-23 – Either Chelsea (A) or Manchester United (H)