Arsenal take on Norwich City in the Premier League next weekend and manager Mikel Arteta could be without five key first-team players for this match.
The Gunners are yet to pick up a single point this season and this Norwich City is perhaps their biggest chance to stage a turnaround. Norwich have also lost their first three matches this season so everyone is expecting the North London side to pick up a win against the Canaries. But Arteta’s men might have a mountain to climb as he will miss some big players for this game.
We take a look at some of the players who are likely to miss the Arsenal vs Norwich City game.
Arsenal injuries vs Norwich City:
The midfielder picked up an injury against Brentford during a behind closed door friendly on Thursday, as reported by the Egyptian FA.
Mirror reports: “A statement released via the EFA’s official Twitter account revealed that Arsenal contacted the national team’s medical staff to inform them that the midfielder sustained a muscle injury.
“While initial reports suggested that Elneny came off injured during Arsenal’s behind-closed-doors friendly win over Brentford, the EFA say Arsenal told them Elneny suffered the injury while training.”
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This could pose a big headache for Mikel Arteta since Granit Xhaka is suspended while Thomas Partey is facing a race against time to be fully fit.
The midfielder was sent off against Manchester City last week and he has also been tested positive for COVID. So either way, he will miss the Arsenal vs Norwich City game.
The Bosnian picked up a knock while on international duty after he was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and he is unlikely to face the Canaries.
The youngster is still recovering from an ankle injury which he had picked up during pre-season and he remains a major doubt for the Arsenal vs Norwich game.
Thomas Partey’s time at Arsenal has been riddled with injuries and right now he is recovering from another ankle injury.
He should be back in training during this international break but his selection in the first XI next weekend remains a major doubt.