Arsenal manager Arteta reveals fresh injury concern for defender

Mikel Arteta revealed that Oleksandr Zinchenko has suffered another setback on his road to recovery after Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool yesterday.

The Spanish boss opted to name Takehiro Tomiyasu at left-back in the absence of the Ukrainian, with Kieran Tierney having played 70 minutes of the Europa League clash in midweek, and the manager confirmed that Zinchenko had in fact had a setback. The former Man City defender was missing from training earlier in the week, but was thought to have returned to full training in the run up to the big game, but it wasn’t to be.

Arteta said after the match, as quoted in the Mirror: “He had again another muscle injury and we’ll see how it is in the next few days.”

Tierney is yet to prove his fitness it seems, which makes Zinchenko’s injury a cause for concern. Tomiyasu was in top form on Sunday however which eases the burden, but it sounds like the Ukranian should be back available again in the near future regardless.



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  1. The thought that goes through my mind when I read things like this is “Why is it always Arsenal players getting injured?”

    I don’t follow much about other clubs, maybe they have the same issues, but it seems as if Arsenal has always seen a higher level of injuries than other clubs?

    1. In Actual fact @IDKWIC
      Last season, Arsenal were in the bottom three of EPL clubs that lost most playing time through injuries!

      Long may it continue…

  2. IDKWIC’s post is what happens when a fan posts without knowing the wider and full facts about ALL TEAMS injuries and only sees matters from our own teams perspective.

    He is far from untypical of course and many Gooners mistakenly repeat that we have more injuries than almost all other clubs. As Pat says, this is untrue!
    So far this season we have had remarkable few KEY PLAYER injuries . LAST YEAR TOO , we were way below average for Prem injuries to KEY players.

    1. What’s wrong with you Jon.he clearly stated that he wasn’t really following others teams!should that stop him into giving his opinion? Jon’s comment just reinforces what I wrote yesterday.people can no longer give their opinions,disagree…without being attacked.i really find it sad that at your age Jon,you would rather mock, patronise others than share your knowledge with them in a respectful way.

      1. I’m a gunner. My worry is Martinelli and Jesus. The way they throw their body in line. Hopefully they don’t pick up injuries 🙏

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