Arsenal Handed Triple Injury Boost Ahead Of North London Derby

Arsenal Handed Triple Injury Boost Ahead Of North London Derby

Its good news for the Gunners ahead of Sunday crunchy clash against arch-rivals Tottenham with the potential return to action of three first team players.

The Gunners are currently on a bounce of three consecutive winless Premier League games after slipping into their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign with Sunday’s appalling loss to Wolves at the Emirates Stadium, with summer signing Thomas Partey missing in action, Luiz substituted at half-time after sustaining a head injury against Wolves.

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The North Londoners can have a breath of fresh air with Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta’s latest comment on the Ghana international’s progress nursing his injured thigh.

“Well, he’s putting a lot of pressure on us,” said Arteta.

“He’s training tomorrow with us and let’s see how it goes in the next couple of days.”

Arteta emphasised before the win over Rapid Vienna on Thursday that he wants to be cautious with Partey’s situation.

“He’s been been training separately in the last week or so we have to scan him again to see how he’s feeling. He’s a player that’s so willing that he’s pushing us every day because he wants to do it.

“At the same time we have to protect and make sure that when he gets back into the team he’s ready to do that to whatever extent that we can use him.

“So this week is going to be crucial, the moment he’s going to start to train with the team to see how he’s feeling and how he’s evolving day to day.”

David Luiz is also being closely monitored after suffering a fractured skull following a nasty collision with Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez, with the Mexican rushed to the hospital immediately following a concussion.

A club statement on Luiz’s condition reads:

“The cut to David’s head will take some days to heal.

“Close care of David’s cut and general monitoring of his wellbeing will continue in the coming days and David continues to be in good health.”

The Brazilian could return this weekend against Tottenham if there are no further adverse effects.

Sensational youngster Gabriel Martinelli has been out of action since June after badly hurting his left knee during training and missing the remainder of last season.

According to official responses from the club, the 19-year-old is being integrated into squad training sessions and is aiming to participate with the club’s U-23s to speed up his recovery process.

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Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette was substituted in the second half against Wien, but this was a tactical decision and the striker will be in contention to play against Tottenham.

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