ARSENAL INJURY NEWS

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is fouled by Michael Hector of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

Keep up-to-date with Arsenal injury news from across all teams at the club.

ARSENAL INJURY NEWS: MEN

Rob Holding was named in the starting lineup against Manchester City but picked up a hamstring problem in the warmup.

Expected return date: Awaiting assessment

updated 17/10/20

Currently sidelined with a knee injury, Calum Chambers is on track to return to training earlier than expected after initially being expected back at the end of calendar year.

Latest Arsenal update stated, “Aiming to be back in full training with the squad after the October international break.”

Expected return date: Possibly now earlier than December 2020

updated 30/09/20

Gabriel Martinelli is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

Expected return date (training): at the end of 2020

Pablo Mari appears to have suffered a minor setback in his recovery from ankle surgery that has kept him out of action since 17 June when we played Manchester City.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Pablo Mari of Arsenal FC looks on prior to the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Pablo Mari of Arsenal FC looks on prior to the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old required surgery on the ankle problem he picked up against City a few months ago and Arsenal had expected him back in training before September was over but their latest update now states he will be out a further two weeks.

On 22 September, Arsenal wrote in their Team News update ahead of the game against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup that Pablo Mari was “Aiming to return to full training by the end of September.”

In their latest update ahead of the Liverpool game in the same competition, they said Mari is, “Aiming to return to full training within the next two weeks.”

Mari has played just 203 minutes for Arsenal since he was signed in January on a loan deal that became permanent for £7.2m.

He has missed 18 games so far with this ankle problem and will miss at least two more.

Expected return date: Mari is expected back in full training by 14 October 2020.

updated 30/9/20

ARSENAL INJURY NEWS: WOMEN

Maritz has picked up an impact injury and is being assessed by a specialist.

Expected return: Will miss Bristol City

Date injury first reported: 11/10/2020

Kim Little picked up a thigh strain against Manchester City in Arsenal’s FA Cup defeaat

Expected return: Will miss Bristol City

Joe Montemurro said after the game against City, “We don’t know. She felt some tightness in her hamstring and hopefully it’s nothing too dramatic and we’ll see her back on the park very, very soon.”

Lisa Evans missed Arsenal’s game against Manchester City after taking a heavy knock and looks set to miss out against Bristol City.

Expected return: Awaiting update

Joe Montemurro told Tim Stillman, “We are still waiting on confirmation on exactly what has happened and we can let you know as soon as we know, we are just waiting on the medics to get back to us.”

Also not included in squad for 4-0 win over Spurs in FA Cup.

Jill Roord picked up a slight knee injury when on international duty with the Netherlands.

Expected return: Awaiting assessment

Joe Montemurro told Tim Stillman, “We are still waiting on confirmation on exactly what has happened and we can let you know as soon as we know, we are just waiting on the medics to get back to us.”

Not included in squad for 4-0 win over Spurs in FA Cup.

Steph Catley was injured by a very poor challenge from Gilly Flaherty early in the game against West Ham on 12 September.

She was substituted as a precaution and was expected to train as normal the following week but now seems to be out with a calf problem.

FA Concussion protocol dictates Catley should be removed from playing or training for a minimum of 14 days rest regardles of any other injury.

There was much talk during and after the game, which Arsenal went on to win 9-1, about the offside decision that led to Flaherty’s outburst and subsequent second yellow but little-to-no discussion of the challenge she most certainly ‘left’ on Catley that required the Arsenal player to be taken off with just 19 minutes on the clock.

Flaherty was booked but, on another day in another game, could quite easily have seen red and perhaps should have.

‘They don’t like it up ’em’ also applies to the logic of some players and coaches when playing Arsenal women, as we had to listen to repeatedly thanks to the BTSports comms who were, as I said, more aggrieved by the poor offside call than Flaherty’s challenge.

After the game, Tim Stillman spoke to Joe Montemurro:

Lydia Williams is currently recovering after ankle surgery.

Expected return date: November 2020, update to come at start of October 2020

Pundits say that Jordan Pickford is 'not that kind of player' but they never are, something Abou Diaby knows too much about
Shkodran Mustafi joined the Arsenal travelling group heading to Vienna for their Europa League clash on Thursday, after recovering from his hamstring problem.
Two Arsenal players returned from injury with the u23s over the weekend, and one more during the week before the Rapid Vienna game.
Tyreece John-Jules will miss the next few weeks of football with a thigh injury, temporarily returning to Arsenal to work on his recovery.
Rob Holding will miss three or four weeks of match action with his hamstring injury from the weekend, according to a report.
Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about Rob Holding after the Manchester City clash, with the defender suffering a hamstring problem.
Sergio Aguero is fully fit after his recent meniscus injury and should be in the squad to face Arsenal on Saturday, according to a report.
Konstantinos Mavropanos will miss around a month of football with a meniscus injury, needing surgery to fix the problem.
Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for the Manchester City match against Arsenal at the weekend, after withdrawing from the Belgium squad with an injury.
Sead Kolasinac recovered from his knock against Northern Ireland to feature in a draw with the Netherlands on Sunday, in a boost for Arsenal.
Arsenal face a fight to get one of their full-time left-backs available for their next game, with a Sead Kolasinac injury and Kieran Tierney's isolation.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang withdrew from the Gabon squad for the current break with a sprained ankle, though he's still in training with Arsenal.
Kieran Tierney will isolate for 14 days despite testing negative while his 'close contact' who tested positive only has to isolate for 10
Arsenal are seeking clarification on Kieran Tierney after the Arsenal defender after Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19.
Dani Ceballos and Emile Smith Rowe are both back fit and in full training ahead of the Arsenal clash against Sheffield United on Sunday.
There's more good news in the latest Arsenal injury update, with multiple players returning to training and progressing well.
Sokratis has returned to full training ahead of Arsenal's game against Liverpool but it looks like the defender will be sold regardless.
Emile Smith Rowe is integrating back into first team football after a slight delay to his return from a shoulder injury
Pablo Mari appears to have suffered a minor setback in his recovery from ankle surgery that has kept him out of action since 17 June
Liverpool's new boy, Thiago, has tested positive for Covid-19 meaning he will definitely miss Arsenal's trip back up to Anfield on Thursday night.
Gabriel Martinelli has posted a picture of himself working out at London Colney as the forward continues his rehab.
Kieran Tierney dropped out of the Arsenal starting line up against West Ham with a reported hip problem so will he be fit for Liverpool?
Sokratis picked up a calf strain and has now missed more games through injury than at any other point of his career.
Emile Smith Rowe was initially expected back in training a few weeks ago but he might be out a bit longer than that.
Thiago and Alisson are both doubts for Liverpool against Arsenal on Monday, with Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip already out of the match.
Arsenal travel to Anfield on Monday night for the first of their double-header against Jurgen Klopp's men, so who is in and who is out?
Mikel Arteta says he isn't picking Mesut Ozil as he is opting for players who are in a 'better condition' than the German.
Gabriel Martinelli picked up a knee injury that required surgery, so when do Arsenal expect him to be available for selection?
Mesut Özil says he doesn't want to leave Arsenal and he wants back into Mikel Arteta's team so let's play a game for 20/21...is Mesut Ozil available for selection?
Arsenal travel to Leicester in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday looking to make it 3 wins from 3, so who is not fit to play?