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Arsenal latest injury news with major updates on Martinelli and Zinchenko

Arsenal latest injury news with major updates on Martinelli and Zinchenko

Mikel Arteta is going through a challenging period of uncertainty as he awaits updates on the availability of Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko for the remaining matches of the season at Arsenal.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Ukrainian player, suffered an injury during Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Newcastle. Similarly, Gabriel Martinelli joined him on the injured list after being forced off the pitch early in the weekend loss to Brighton due to a tough tackle from Moises Caicedo.

Arsenal only has two remaining matches in the 2022/23 season, starting with an upcoming game against Nottingham Forest, followed by a final day encounter against Wolves at Emirates Stadium. As the team prepares for these crucial fixtures, new updates have been provided regarding the potential participation of Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko.


Considering the upcoming match against Nottingham Forest, ArsenalBrief.football has compiled the most recent injury updates concerning Arsenal’s players. These updates will provide insight into the team’s injury situation as they prepare to return to action.

Gabriel Martinelli

Unfortunately, Gabriel Martinelli was forced to leave the pitch within the first 20 minutes of the game and was substituted by Leandro Trossard. The reason for his substitution was a suspected ankle injury.

To assess the exact nature of Gabriel Martinelli’s injury and determine the expected duration of his absence, he is scheduled to undergo a scan later this week. 

The scan will provide a more precise diagnosis of the issue, allowing the medical team to determine an appropriate course of action and estimate the length of time he will be sidelined.

What Arteta said: “We don’t know. He’s in a boot at the moment. He was very uncomfortable, and he could not carry on playing. We need to scan him and see the extent of that injury.”

What club doctor Gary O’Driscoll said: “Sore. Terrible foul, disgraceful foul. But yeah, he’s a bit sore but he should be okay.”

Potential return date: Unknown

Oleksandr Zinchenko

According to a report from The Athletic, Arsenal’s full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to a calf injury. The injury was reportedly sustained during the match against Newcastle United, which led to his substitution in the second half of their 2-0 victory at St James’ Park. Fortunately, Zinchenko’s injury does not require surgery.

Despite his injury, Zinchenko was seen in Arsenal’s recent training photos, which can be seen as a positive development for Mikel Arteta. However, he was ultimately not included in the matchday squad for the subsequent game against Brighton.

What club doctor Gary O’Driscoll said: “Not sure about him. We’ll see. Everyone’s fighting to be back for the next game.”

Expected return date: N/A

William Saliba

During Arsenal’s exit from the Europa League against Sporting CP, William Saliba had to leave the match due to a back problem, which resulted in his substitution. Since then, he has been absent from every game.

The latest report from The Athletic indicates that the young French defender is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022/23 season. However, similar to Zinchenko, Saliba’s injury does not require surgical intervention.

What Arteta has said: “Not a lot of progress. He’s feeling better every day but he’s not been able still to have any activity around the first team so we don’t expect him to be with us.”

“We are not there yet today [ruling him out for the season], because we’re always hopeful and players are pushing to play. If that’s the case at some stage we’ll announce it. But hopefully, that’s not the case.

“It’s about the healing process. Pain-wise and the things he can do now off the pitch he’s in a good place. But we have to build that capacity to have the right impact, the right load and to be in good condition to play for the team.”

Expected return date: Pre-season

Takehiro Tomiyasu

In Arsenal’s match against Sporting CP at the Emirates Stadium, Takehiro Tomiyasu was substituted within the first 10 minutes of the game. The Japanese defender had stretched himself while attempting a tackle early in the match, and as a result, he required on-field treatment. Unfortunately, his injury prevented him from continuing in the game.

An official club statement then read: “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.”

According to Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, Takehiro Tomiyasu’s injury could sideline him for a period of up to six months. This extended recovery time suggests that the versatile defender may potentially miss the beginning of the 2023/24 season as he works towards regaining full fitness.

What Arteta has said: “I don’t know, he’s an important player but I don’t know how to quantify,” Arteta said when asked about how important Saliba’s absence has been ahead of Tuesday’s game with Chelsea.

“I don’t know how to quantify when Gabriel Jesus has been out for four months, Nketiah for three months, Emile Smith Rowe for four and a half months, Kieran Tierney out for a few weeks, Tomiyasu out for three-and-a-half months, maybe now six months. This is football.”

Expected return date: Unknown

Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny, the Egyptian midfielder, featured in Arsenal’s FA Cup victory over Oxford United in January. However, he was unable to join Mikel Arteta’s squad for the subsequent 2-0 win against Tottenham due to a knee injury sustained during training before the match.

In an official statement, the club announced that Elneny would be sidelined for an extended period, though no specific timeframe was provided regarding his return. Despite his absence from the team, Elneny has signed a new contract with Arsenal, indicating the club’s continued faith in him.

Expected return date: Unknown

Arsenal latest injury news with major updates on Martinelli and Zinchenko

Arsenal latest injury news with major updates on Martinelli and Zinchenko