Nketiah joins Partey and Gabriel on Arsenal injury list

The season hasn’t even started yet but naturally Arsenal’s list of injured players is mounting quickly.

We only found out that Gabriel Magalhaes had sustained a knee injury when he was forced to pull out of Brazil’s Olympic squad before the competition even started. He won’t be very happy considering that his country got to the Final against Spain, and as I write they are just going into extra time after drawing 1-1 at Full Time. We still have no expected return date for the Brazilian but he certainly won’t be available for our first few League games.

Then we lost Thomas Partey to an ankle injury in our friendly Mind Series game against Chelsea. Having missed almost half of last season through injury we were hoping to get the talented Ghanaian international given a sustained run in the first team this season, but it seems that Partey will also be unavailable for our first few games as well.

Now we have just been informed by the official Arsenal website that our young striker Eddie Nketiah, who has scored some excellent goals in our pre-season friendlies, also received an ankle injury in the Chelsea game and is also not going to be ready to return to training for another four weeks.

There were rumours that he may have been sold this summer after Folarin Balogun was promoted to the Gunners first team squad, but this injury may have put a spanner in the works for now.

With Gabriel Martinelli still at the Olympics, he will also miss our first few games well, so we could be getting short of players.

Let us hope we don’t get any more injuries against Tottenham tomorrow…

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  1. Of course we are going to start the season like this.

    Anyone care to guess who might become injured versus the spuds……

    Who scheduled these games? Geeez….

  2. The next to be injured will be chambers thus guys we should plan as if we do not have them otherwise belagun will become Gnabry some are hindrance to others at some point smith row was leaving

  3. The wholly unnecessary down-side risks we take, playing for-sale players in pre-season games.
    Oh, I almost forgot. We have a history of signing injured players too.

  4. Its no coincidence that we’ve had a bad injury record for close to 2 decades over various managers and medical teams.

    There has to be something that Arsenal either do too much or neglect in training.

  5. Nketien injured, well that’s the season just about over then. Seriously, I wish him a quick recovery so that he can still be shipped off. Arsenal got away fairly lightly with injuries last season compared to previous ones when the medical room would have been like a boy’s club. On any given day would have been a case of “Hello Gibbsy, Howz it going Aaron, ow about you Jack? Heard from Diaby recently? Their return from injury was heralded as having a new signing coming into the team. This looks like being a similar season with the usual suspects already hobbling about. Hope ESR doesn’t join the list. At least it will give the manager a ready made excuse for any failings.

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