Arsenal are hoping for some good news regarding their injured players ahead of their game against Chelsea.
Bukayo Saka is hoping to return from a thigh problem that prevented him from beating Manchester City before the international break.
The Gunners also had William Saliba and Leandro Trossard withdraw from their countries’ games due to injuries. Jurrien Timber has been absent for a long time.
Fortunately for Arsenal, Ghana have confirmed that Thomas Partey’s management is in line with the midfielder’s return to fitness and is not the result of a new problem.
Here is your latest update from Arsenal injuries and return flight dates…
Arsenal fans couldn’t be blamed for a moment of hope last week when Saka turned up at St George’s Park to undergo a medical with the England team, despite Mikel Arteta ruling him out of this spell of international play.
After he was quickly sent home to continue his rehabilitation, Standard sport reported optimism that Saka’s problem was not serious and he was aiming for a return against Chelsea.
The 22-year-old winger first suffered the injury in the Champions League defeat to Lens and was forced to sit out the win over City. He hopes to be fit and fit in the coming weeks if he has to take a little break.
Saliba had to surprisingly leave the French squad a few minutes after the City game due to a toe injury.
It has been reported that the problem has been affecting the defender for a number of weeks, which has been described as “chronic” by the French media, and Arsenal are hoping to have him back for the Chelsea trip.
The winger was sent off at half-time in Arsenal’s last game and was subsequently eliminated from Belgium’s Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Trossard is back in north London with a hamstring problem. It is understood the decision to send him home was purely a precautionary measure.
Arsenal fans continue to wait to see whether Timber will play again this season after suffering a serious knee injury on his Premier League debut.
There have been reports in recent days that the Dutchman was due to return in March, but it is too early to set a date for his return at this stage.