Full Arsenal injury update ahead of huge North London Derby clash

Arsenal have the chance to seal their return to the Champions League tomorrow night, but could be without four key players for the potential top-four decider.

The Gunners are already without both Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, who still remain unlikely to make their returns to action before the end of the campaign, but the big news is that neither Bukayo Saka or Ben White’s availability could be confirmed.

The defender has been out of action in recent weeks thanks to a hamstring injury, but is believed to be close to making his return.

Saka on the other hand has continued to play despite picking up a knock against Chelsea, but the boss claimed he wasn’t quite at 100% ahead of tomorrow’s fixture.

Arteta told Arsenal Media in his pre-match conference: “Thomas (Partey) is still out, Kieran (Tierney) is still out and with Ben he is still a doubt, we have to assess him and see how he is feeling, which is much better. With Bukayo it’s the same. It’s very difficult to rate with injuries, it’s just how they feel today, that’s the last day that we can assess them and try to get the feeling, basically.”

While I think we would be able to manage without both Saka and White, I would much rather us not have to. Some reporters have hinted that we could switch to a back five as we have done against Chelsea previously, in order to counter others use of a back five, and White would likely relish such a role.

I’m not certain that would be the plan whether White is or isn’t to be involved however, but I certainly hope that Saka will at least be fit to make the bench, as he could definitely make the difference between winning or not.

Patrick

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    1. Ah, there you are!! Happy Birthday, Kev
      🎁🥳🥰 xxx Have you had a nice day? You know they say life begins as of now…

      1. Thank you very much Sue 😄🤩 xxx
        Yeah I’ve had a fine day for an old man 😝 still have loads of cake left 🎂😂 haha yeah but how true is that 😯

          1. That’s what my mum said how dare she 😯😂 well let’s hope we can qualify for champs league tomorrow perfect birthday present 😄

              1. Did you see Dan James challenge Sue ? Disgusting. I’m nervous already I hope we can do it tomorrow night because Newcastle away is gonna be tough followed by Everton 🙂

                  1. Kalvin Phillips was a bad challenge too hatchet men 😝 I’m guessing you do Sue 😉 It’s been a great night for you then and still a full second half to go 😄 what has happened to City’s defenders Fernandinho playing CB ?

                    1. They’re (Stones/Dias) injured, Kev. Glad they’re back on top! This time tomorrow, hopefully we’ll be buzzing !

                    2. 5-1 Wolves hammered 🔨 city will probably need just one more win to wrap up league with the goal difference they have. Yeah I have a feeling you’ll wake up nervous tomorrow Sue 🙂

                    3. They should do it in style if tonight’s anything to go by! I’m nervous already, Kev.. think If I was attending I’d probably have a heart attack!
                      Another gravatar?! You’ve been busy 😄

                    4. You’d be carried out on a stretcher Sue ? 😯 My only concern would be West Ham away win that and it’s job done they will put Stevie Gs pretenders to the sword 😄 yeah birthday is almost over for another year Sue that’s my old Bergkamp shirt still in good condition was a bit dusty but not putting it in washing machine 😝

                    5. Sue I’ve extended my lead at the top of the table tonight only by a point though I’m 7 clear now 😄

                    6. My ex gf bought me that as a Christmas gift back in the day I would have never bought it I didn’t like the colour 😑

                    7. I loved that shirt, thought it was a lush colour.. ooh get you, champione, champione, ole ole ole!! 😝

                    8. Did you buy it Sue ? I remember one of my first away shirts it was blue and had a thunder pattern I loved that one but it was horrible to wear 😂 haha I’m not sure how many more weekly predictions there is but another good week and I should wrap it up ? 😝

                    9. I’d say the 1990-92 was my all time favourite shirt 😄 the new one this year is gross that collar 😑

                    10. Unfortunately not…I have that blue one you’re on about though. Yeah you’d best make room for your trophy!
                      🙂

                    11. All those years you still have it Sue 😄 Im warming to that new black one but that pink one is shocking definitely won’t be buying that 😂 yeah I need to get in touch with Dan Kit get that trophy wrapped up 😂 jokes 😄

                    12. I hope they aren’t just stuffed in a wardrobe like mine are it would take years to get the wrinkles out 😂 my mum watched Arsenal because of Petit I remember the world cup final she was all excited 😂 I might just go out and get the bruised banana shirt for next season I mean you can’t go wrong with a classic 🙂

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