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

Willian picked up a muscular problem against Leeds United.

Mikel Arteta after the Leeds game said, “He was feeling something muscular and we had to take him off.”

Bukayo Saka picked up a knock when he was on the end of a heavy challenge against Leeds United.

Mikel Arteta after the Leeds game said, “He was in pain. We’re going to have to assess with the medical staff how bad it is, but it looked like a pretty bad challenge and he was in pain so we decided to take him out straight away.”

Thomas Partey picked up a thigh and ankle injury against Aston Villa.

He will miss the game against Leeds United

Gabriel Martinelli is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

Expected return date: at the end of 2020

Latest Arsenal update:

Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21.

Gabi has also progressed very well is working well in group sessions and aims to integrate into squad sessions over the next two weeks.

Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sead is also currently asymptomatic and following protocols ahead of returning to training. He is unavailable for this weekend’s fixture against Leeds.

Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Egypt.
Mo is asymptomatic and following protocols ahead of returning to training. He was unavailable for this weekend’s fixture against Leeds.

Pablo Mari is well behind schedule for his return after what was said to be a successful visit to a specialist clinic in Spain for his ankle injury.

Arsenal's Spanish defender Pablo Mari (C) sits on the pitch after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on June 17, 2020. - The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return today after 100 days in lockdown but behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Spanish defender Pablo Mari (C) sits on the pitch after picking up an injury on June 17, 2020. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal expected Pablo Mari to return to full training by the end of September, he is now almost three months late. The defender picked up an injury to his ankle back in June, in Arsenal’s first match of the restart against Manchester City.

Mari had successful surgery on the problem soon afterwards, before working on his recovery at a specialist clinic in Spain. His treatment there was said to be a success and he’s now finishing his rehabilitation back at Arsenal.

The defender hasn’t had the smoothest start to life at Arsenal, initially missing out for fitness reasons after joining the club from his end-of-season holiday in Brazil.

Once he got fit, coronavirus led to the football shutdown. Then came his ankle injury as soon as football returned.

As a result, despite signing in January, Mari has played just 204 minutes for Arsenal and none since they completed his £7.2m permanent signing in the summer.

Latest update: 

Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on June 17.
Pablo has progressed very well and is now integrating into full training.

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

Lisa Evans missed Arsenal’s game against Manchester City after taking a heavy knock that turned into a calf problem.

Expected return: Weeks after the international break

Arsenal said, “Lisa is currently rehabbing from a calf injury. She is expected to start pitch based work in the weeks following the international break.”

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

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

Expected return: After the international break

Arsenal said, “Jill is making good progress with running on the pitch. She is expected to be back in training in the weeks following the international break.”

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:

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