Arsenal release official injury update of the squad

Arsenal fans will have been anxious as they await news on the likes of Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, and the club has now announced an official update.

The Ghana international was seen succumbing to injury against Crystal Palace last night, in the dreadful 3-0 defeat, with Partey having to be replaced by Lokonga with around 15 minutes left to run.

The club has now confirmed that they are assessing his thigh injury before a decision will be made on his availability at the weekend when we take on Brighton, after aggravating his former injury.

Tierney was a notable absentee from the squad for Monday’s loss, one which we felt harshly as the inexperienced Nuno Tavares failed to deliver. The Scot is unlikely to be available in the near future either however after Arsenal confirmed that he needed surgery on left knee having met with a specialist today. While a specific timeline wasn’t estimated, the official release did state that he was likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.

Takehiro Tomiyasu was also missing against Palace, and the latest is that we are hoping he will return to full training in two weeks after his calf injury.

Nicolas Pepe also missed the recent fixture, but as stated, all other players are fit and available.

The manager will have some serious thinking to do after our side’s display on Monday, with some players’ performances having failed to make the grade on Monday, and it may even be worth considering a formation change to make sure we can get our push to finish inside the top four back on track.


Tags Kieran Tierney Takehiro Tomiyasu Thomas Partey


  1. Tierney’s injury history is incredibly disconcerting, he’s fast becoming our Elijah Price(Unbreakable)….I hate to say it, but if Real are still sniffing around come the summer we would be foolish to not consider any serious offer…now it’s time to get Nuno firing, which means some tactical adjustments, albeit we all know this certainly isn’t MA’s strong suit

    as for Partey, I simply pray that it’s nothing serious and hope he was removed in haste because there was no need to risk anything more serious in a sh** show of an affair…this player is far superior to any option we have, but I do wonder if he can stay healthy enough so that he can flourish once we get our tactics right…he’s not a steely DM, so the fact that he’s required to assume that role far too often is certainly not a optimum scenario for either the player himself or for the club as a whole…if we could finally get a proper Xhaka replacement, maybe he could play a bit farther up the pitch more often, which might be less physically taxing…so far we’ve wasted his talents and as such he’s not lived up to his once justifiable hype, a fact that has been further complicated by his myriad of missed games due to a variety of injuries

    1. Actually Tierney is not ‘becoming’ injury-prone, he has ALWAYS been prone to injuries. If you look at this stats for Celtic, he never played a full season despite being first choice for years.

      That’s why I was so thrilled when I read about the Real interest.

  2. This goes to show the importance of squad depth and quality. For all those who are saying that White and Gabriel defensive partnership should not be broken for the sake of giving Saliba his deserved opportunity, here we go again, just one serious injury or suspension and fortunes can change. Look at Liverpool and Manchester city, they never drop in quality, when they lose a starter, and that’s the level Arsenal should aspire. In the same way that Ramsdale came in and grab hold of his opportunities, so can any other player, if he’s hungry enough. That’s why Arsenal must invest heavily in the summer transfer window and strengthen the team to get to the next level of challenging for silverware in all competitions. Firstly, Arsenal must sell Mavropanos, Torriera, Guendouzi, Bellerin, Mari ,Runarsson, Nelson, Leno,Maitland-Niles, Cedric and Holding. Secondly, Arsenal should not extend Lacazette and Elneny contracts as Nketiah will be leaving for free. Thirdly, Arsenal must definitely buy Darwin Nunez and Karim Adeyemi (2 strikers), a quality central midfielder and defensive midfielder too. Finally, if Pepe doesn’t fit into the system, he should be sold and replaced appropriately. But for now , Arsenal must focus on the next match and regain their form asap. In sports you lose some too, especially if you are having a bad day.

    1. @Wayne, well said, I would prefer Zapata and Darwin and Nkunku to Adeyemi, as they are more versatile and stronger, the EPL is too physical,

      I wouldn’t mind having Danilo also, as for The RB and LB, we should have our teenagers promoted,

      Our squad needs to be depth, Smith-Rowe should be drafted to the midfield in a 4-3-3 formation

      Smith-Rowe-Partey- Danilo


      Smith-Rowe- Danilo- Nkunku

      We must be charged up by the new season, we’ve been too complacent in recent years, time to fire 🔥 up,

  3. I agree almost entirely with all that Wayne (above) writes.
    Out reliably fit squad is clearly far too shallow and esp so if we quality for CL, even for EL next season.
    We will surely quality for either one or the other, barring catastrophies.
    Specifically on our injuries, it is widely accepted that certain players are just injury prone and cannot stay fit reliably in the longer term. Tierney is certainly among this group , top player though he is when fit.

    As a realist, I believe it is wise for any manager to fully acknowledge the injury proneness of players in that group and consider the longer term benefits, OR NOT, of keeping him.
    Tierney is a class player with a fine attitude but his long term fitness is a huge worry and thus a good offer to sell would be sensible to at least seriously consider, IMO.

    As reluctant as many of us would be to see him leave, NO player who is rarely EVER reliably fit is worth keeping and THAT is one reason I call myself a realist.


    1. Strange I said the same thing last season ,and you told me I knew nothing about football ,funny how things work out hey Jonny boy .

      1. Another obvious misrepresentation from the man who consistently uses them, though ususally in what he says I have said!

        It seems you have not even noticed that I did not say I would sell Tierney for sure. I said that it would be sensible for MA to “at least seriously consider, if we have a good offer for him”.

        Now I realise that nuances in debate are difficult for you to grasp and discuss with accuracy, so let me challenge you with this offer: IF you can produce your post you claim said the SAME thing as mine, albeit from last season, then I will make a grovelling apology to you on JA. If you cannot though, I will expect at least a grudging apology from you.

        If you need Ad PATS help to find such a non existent post, that is fine by me.

        Deal or not deal, sunshine?

  4. I have no time ,or or I cannot be bothered either way it was said ,if you can not remember that then it says something about you and you’re memory or lack of .

    1. In other words I have proved you to be a false boaster. We can all read the truth from you ducking my challenge in your paltry post

      1. No jon it just means that I don’t need to look as I have a good memory and yours is very selective .

  5. Are you lot mad..?
    We spent 150 MIL last year the MOST in the league Almost 3x MORE than Spurs !!
    50% MORE than Man City.
    20% MORE than Utd and we are struggling to make top 4 !!!

    1. To be fare arsenal are too far compared to where, the other big 6 boys are. For 4 seasons since aubameyang arrived and lacazette we have not invested. . As we speak we are same level as wolves, westham and other above average teams. We need at least 5 world class players.. 2 striker’s, 1 winger, 1 defensive midfielder, 1 fullback. At least by that we can be as Hotspur’s, Chelsea, Manchester clubs or Liverpool

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