Double boost for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta gives injury update

Mikel Arteta has given a positive update on the fitness of both Mo Elneny and Bukayo Saka, insisting that the latter is available for selection on Thursday.

The Gunners are set to take on FC Zurich tomorrow night, with us yet to seal top spot going into the final group game of the Europa League, and we could well see a strong line-up named.

While Arteta moved to hint that Thursday’s game could come too early for Oleksandr Zinchenko to feature, he added that both Mo Elneny and Saka have been in full training ahead of the clash, with no worries over the England international who was unable to complete 45 minutes before having to be replaced at the weekend.

“They are at different stages obviously. Mo had a long-term injury but he has recovered now in a really good way and has been training with the team for a week or two now. Alex is just very recent and he’s had two training sessions. Bukayo just missed one or two sessions and was fine today,” Arteta told Arsenal Media before confirming that the latter was ready to return.

Saka’s inclusion on Thursday isn’t a major deal for me, but with Chelsea coming up on Sunday, that is a major boost to our chances of claiming the three points in the London derby, and keeping us ahead of the Citizens.

Would you be fussed if Saka was to sit out the Europa League tie despite us not having confirmed ourselves as group winners yet?

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  1. I won’t be fused if Saka sits out the Arsenal ELC match at home against Zuruh this week on Thursday night. So that he’ll become more fully fit and fresh to start the very important Arsenal Epl away match to Chelsea next Sunday’s afternoon.
    But notwithstanding, I think Arteta should include him in his squad for the Zurich match. So that he could bring him on in match with some 10-15 minutes left to play in it. So that he will exercise himself competitively in the matxh to gain some conditions of good form ahead of his probably starting the Chelsea match.
    As for Mo Elneny’s recovering from his injury sideline to come back for Arsenal in their home Zurich match.
    First of all, I commend the Arsenal medical team for their medical work treatment that they’ve done on Elneny. Which is seeing him now back healed from his injury in a record time. For, the information us Gooners are availed with, was that the injury he picked will see him sit out for Arsenal till next January when he could return to come back for Arsenal.
    But as he has unexpectedly responded very well to Arsenal medical treatment to get healed. And has gotten healed quickly than it was initially thought he may not get healed in time.
    Therefore, my kudos go to him for his getting healed so quickly than it’s originally thought he would to return for Arsenal. Moreso for their Europa League Cup home tie against Zurich. But maybe Arteta should introduce him gently into the match as a substitute to bring him on in the 2nd half. While I think that Lokonga should be the Gunner starting the match.
    Importantly, I think for Arsenal to be in topesr of good shape of full match fitness and readiness. And also totally be in-form and fresh to take on Chelsea. I beseech Arteta in a kind of an advice to him advising him to if possible rest all the Gunners 1st teamers whom he had started our last Epl home match against Nottingham Forest last Sunday. So that they will all start our Epl away match to Chelsea next Sunday’s afternoon God’s willing. And that, this my perceived strongest Arteta’s Arsenal starting XI team seen, watched and known so far this season will not only be in top form and fresh to take on Chelsea. But they could also be free from any niggling injuries in them which they may be having.

  2. Nice to hear that my stars Zinchenko, Mo Elneny and Saka are back in our squard to level all mountains this year.

  3. Saka recovering is fantastic news both for us and for England but I only hope Saka is given complete rest for the EuL game, keeping him fit and fresh for the crucial Chelsea game. If Elneny is fit enough to play, we can play Elneny and ASL in the midfield giving much needed rest to Partey to be fresh against Chelsea on Sunday.

    1. Rest saka and partey and Jesus for Zurich game completely,because this league is for us we need to fight to the end to it ,to win the League you need to win and win game ,start zichencho with M,heleny for today’s march up Gunner’s.

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