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Arsenal injury news and return dates for Leeds amid Partey and Tierney worry

Arsenal injury news and return dates for Leeds amid Partey and Tierney worry

Mikel Arteta will have some concerns about the short injury list of Arsenal in comparison to other teams in the Premier League, as the names on it are significant. 

During the international break, some Arsenal players received much-needed rest, while others encountered fresh injury problems, resulting in a mixed break for the team. 

Arsenal, who are currently leading the league, will play against Leeds United at Emirates Stadium this weekend, with Gabriel Jesus returning to the squad after recovering from a knee injury. 


However, the availability of William Saliba and Thomas Partey, who are crucial to the team’s ambitions, is uncertain due to their injuries. 

Although Arteta has adequate options for the Leeds game, he hopes that both players will be available to face Liverpool in the following week and does not need to rush them back.

Thus, ArsenalBrief has compiled the most recent injury updates prior to Arsenal’s match against the Yorkshire-based club.

Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney began Scotland’s European tournament qualifying match against Spain and was instrumental in Scott McTominay’s second goal. Tierney was taken off the field in the 76th minute due to an injury after a powerful tackle by Manchester City’s Rodri.

Expected return date: Unknown

Thomas Partey

On Monday evening, Thomas Partey was an unused replacement for Ghana’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Angola. The Arsenal midfielder was omitted as a ‘precaution,’ Ghana manager Chris Hughton acknowledged after the game, but his status for this weekend’s match against Leeds is now uncertain.

Hughton stated during his post-game interview: “Thomas [Partey] has some small issues. We felt it was too big of a risk to start him [against Angola].”

The north London club sent club physio Simon Murphy to Ghana with the 29-year-old star player in an attempt to protect him from injury while on international duty. Arsenal will hope that Murphy can assist Partey in recovering from his “minor injuries” before to the resumption of Premier League play.

Expected return date: Unknown

William Saliba

William Saliba was taken off with a back injury during Arsenal’s Europa League elimination match against Sporting CP. The injury caused the young defender to be replaced. The Frenchman then missed the weekend matchup against Crystal Palace due to mounting doubts about his readiness.

The France Football Association confirmed that Saliba would be replaced on the senior men’s international team due to an injury. Saliba had been named to the squad earlier in the week. The defender will have more scans to establish the extent and severity of the injury, with the hope of returning before the end of the season.

What Arteta has said: “We hope Willy [Saliba] is going to be better news. Again We have to wait to tomorrow to get a better picture.”

Expected return date: Unknown

Eddie Nketiah

During Gabriel Jesus’ absence, Nketiah rose to the occasion and propelled Arsenal to several decisive victories. Due to an ankle injury, the Gunners will be without the Hale End graduate until after the international break, according to football.london.

Nketiah, whose contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in 2027, has appeared 33 times for Arsenal this season, contributing directly to 11 goals — four of which were scored in victories over West Ham, Brighton, and Manchester United over New Years.

What Nketiah has said: Nketiah has offered an upbeat update on his rehab after posting a message on social media ahead of the clash against the Eagles. The Hale End graduate said: “Grafting! *muscle emoji* #SoonBack.”

Nketiah added another photo to his Instagram story with the caption: “Rehab crew, monster mentality *brain emoji* *finger point emoji*.”

What Arteta has said: “He’s getting better. He’s still in the boot. He’s still a few weeks away and we need to be patient. It was a nasty injury and he has a big challenge ahead of him. Thank God it could have been worse. So he’s not in a bad place.”

Expected return date: Late March/Early April

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu was replaced within the opening ten minutes of Arsenal’s match against Sporting CP at the Emirates Stadium. The Japanese defender was unable to continue after overextending for a tackle early in the encounter and subsequently requiring treatment on the field.

The Japan international was not included in the weekend’s squad to face Crystal Palace, and it was later revealed that he had undergone knee surgery. The medical personnel are now aware of the degree of the defender’s damage.

An official club statement reads: “Tomi has had successful surgery in London on Tuesday and will be ruled out for the remainder of this season. Everyone at the club will now be working hard with Tomi, so he can join pre-season training ahead of next season.”

What Arteta has said: “We don’t know. The doctor is assessing. We have one assessment and I think they need to have another assessment tomorrow. It’s not looking good. Tomi is not one to exaggerate things. He was really concerned straight away and we are concerned.”

Expected return date: June

Mohamed Elneny

Elneny started and played all 90 minutes of the FA Cup victory over Oxford United. However, the Egyptian was not included in Arteta’s side for the 2-0 victory at Tottenham due to a knee injury sustained in training prior to the match. In addition, there was no room on the bench for the match against Manchester United.

The club acknowledged in a statement released last month that the former Basel player will be sidelined for a lengthy amount of time, although no return date was provided. Elneny has signed a new contract with Arsenal as he nears a return.

Expected return date: Unknown

Arsenal injury news and return dates for Leeds amid Partey and Tierney worry

Arsenal injury news and return dates for Leeds amid Partey and Tierney worry