Arsenal loan goalkeeper Dejan Iliev picked up an injury this week, keeping him out of Jagiellonia’s match against Wisla Plock on Saturday.

Dejan Iliev playing for Jagiellonia (Photo by Michal Stanczyk via Iliev's Instagram)
Dejan Iliev playing for Jagiellonia (Photo by Michal Stanczyk via Iliev’s Instagram)

Iliev returned to the pitch for Jagiellonia last Sunday, but it appears he picked up an injury in the process. The goalkeeper missed out on their 2-2 draw with Wisla Plock completely, with Polish outlets confirming before the game that injury meant he wouldn’t feature.

There’s no word on exactly how long the 25-year-old will miss, but hopefully it’s nothing serious. After all, Iliev did complete the full 90 minutes against KS Cracovia in his last match, and he appeared to play better as the game went on.

There was no hint of an injury at the time. Either it’s something he was able to play through, or a problem he picked up in training afterwards. We should know more in the coming days.

This is Iliev’s second loan spell of the season, after spending some time with SKF Sered. Despite making 18 appearances for the Slovakian side, Iliev and Arsenal decided to end the loan early and make the switch to Poland in January.

With two clean sheets in four matches so far, it’s going better than the Sered spell did. Let’s just hope this injury doesn’t bring an early end to that progress.

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