Both Arsenal’s men’s and women’s teams have been hit hard by a series of injuries, causing key players to be sidelined.
- ACL injuries are rampant, with Laura Wienroither, Leah Williamson, Vivianne Miedema, and Beth Mead all out for the season post-surgery.
- Several players including Kim Little, William Saliba, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Mohamed Elneny are not expected to return before the 2023/24 season.
Here’s a rundown of the current injury status and the potential impact on the respective teams:
Steph Catley – The nature of Catley’s injury is still unknown, although it is thought to be a hamstring or groin problem. She was last seen in action against Leicester City on May 5th, and the details of her return are still uncertain.
Laura Wienroither – Suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury during the match against Wolfsburg on May 1st. She’s been ruled out for the remainder of the season as her injury requires surgery.
Lina Hurtig – Hurtig’s type of injury is yet to be disclosed, and she has been sidelined since the Wolfsburg game on May 1st. The details surrounding her return are yet to be confirmed.
Leah Williamson – Williamson sustained an ACL injury against Manchester United on April 19th. Surgery was required, and she’s been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Kim Little – A hamstring injury has kept Little on the sidelines since the game against Bayern Munich on March 29th. She is expected to return to training in summer 2023 and play in the 2023/24 season.
Vivianne Miedema – Miedema suffered an ACL injury against Lyon on December 15, 2022. She underwent surgery and is expected to return to training in summer 2023, with a view to playing in the 2023/24 season.
Beth Mead – Mead, like Miedema, also suffered an ACL injury. Hers happened during the game against Manchester United on November 19, 2022. She has undergone surgery and is expected to resume training in summer 2023 and play in the 2023/24 season.
William Saliba – Saliba has been dealing with a back injury since March 16, 2023. His return to the field is still uncertain.
Takehiro Tomiyasu – Tomiyasu suffered a knee injury on March 16, 2023, during the match against Sporting. He underwent surgery on March 21, and he’s expected to be out for the rest of the season. His return is anticipated in the summer of 2023, ready for the 2023/24 season.
Mohamed Elneny – Elneny suffered a knee injury during the match against Brighton on January 15, 2023. He’s undergone surgery and is currently in training, with an expected return to play in the 2023/24 season.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – Zinchenko suffered a calf injury during Arsenal’s game against Newcastle United and is now expected to miss the final three games of the season.
The current injury situation has inevitably impacted the performance of both teams, and the management is undoubtedly working on suitable strategies to compensate for the loss of these key players.
We wish all the injured players a speedy recovery and look forward to their return to the pitch.