Three Arsenal players that we need back fresh and fit after the international break

Our Gunners are on an international break, a time to rest and regroup before returning stronger. Given the state of the Arsenal squad (injuries had started creeping in), the break came at an ideal time for us. Some of our important players were injured, such as Bukayo Saka and William Saliba, or were just coming back from injury, such as Thomas Partey and Gabriel Martinelli, and were not yet fully recovered.

This break will allow them to recover and rejuvenate before the club’s next set of games. So, which players are taking advantage of the break and may return as “new signings” when club football resumes?

Gabriel Martinelli
What a player! After an underwhelming performance by Leandro Trossard versus Manchester City, Martinelli, as a second-half substitute for the Belgian, quickly revived the left side. After the game, Arteta stated that he wasn’t even supposed to play given that he only finished one training session. Yet, he did sub him on and was correct in doing so.

The Brazilian isn’t afraid to face new challenges. He was aware that his ability would be needed and began demanding the ball as soon as he stepped onto the field. Martinelli’s strike later in the second half would turn out to be the game-winning goal.

Our left wing struggles without Martinelli. He did not join the Brazil national team; ideally, he has utilized his break to be fit to play a significant role in our next games, beginning with Chelsea.

Bukayo Saka
Our “star boy” has suffered a number of injuries. He was injured in three of the three games he started for us before missing the game against Manchester City. We may have defeated the Cityzens without him, but we need him. We need the best players available. His injury has been kept under wraps, but the hope is that he has used the best portion of the break to heal. Saka is critical to our plans, and if he returns, our lethal attack force of Martinelli, Jesus, and him might devastate our opponents.

William Saliba
Due to defensive issues, last season did not end as intended. We struggled defensively in our final 11 games of the season without Saliba’s services due to injury. Some believe that if we had been defensively strong towards the conclusion of the season, we would have won the league. We can’t afford to lose Saliba again to injury.

The goal is that he will be able to play the entire season and continue to impress in defense to help us win the league. Having said that, the Frenchman was expected to join the French national squad during the international break, but he didn’t because of a toe injury. The hope is that in two weeks he will have healed from his toe injury and will be able to play in our next game.

We need our top players like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and William Saliba to be fit. Let us hope they recuperate, refresh, and are ready for us when we return.

Daniel O

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  1. We also need Jesus and Nketiah maintain their competitiveness, because our defense will suffer without their high-pressing efforts

    1. Nketiah hasn’t really been productive in my opinion. He runs his socks out for the team without an end product. He sometimes play selfish when it’s obvious he can score from tight space. A good goal pocher but very inconsistent Hope Jesu and Odegard can continue to press the opposition box well and may be Saka.

      1. Unfortunately Admin Pat,,, poor Eddie Nketiah would be flat out scoring at a Chinese Brothel run by nuns. And that’s being kind. I am a very charitable fellow at heart. I would never wish ill towards Eddie. He’s just not ruthless in front of goals. He seems to be flat footed, and so slow to react to crosses being put into the six yard box/ penalty area

  2. We need everyone fit, it is crucial in a team sport. Having said that the international break couldn’t have come at a better time! More especially to the afromentioned trio. Would have included Trossard , he is such an impact sub.

  3. I think Saliba and Matinelli would be fine considering they played last game. It seem a precaution that they didn’t go for int break. We hope Saka would be back too there seem not to be any information regarding his recovery. This three players S.M.S we need them seriously for London derby with Chelsea. We have a better chance of winning the match with them.

  4. A lot of comments seem to be overlooking the absolute importance of Partey. Anyone who’s really serious about strengthening Arsenal will not ride on the wishful thinking bandwagon of fielding Jorginho or Havertz ahead of Partey. That only serves to “wish” we win instead of making sure we win. It really doesn’t matter who likes which player, our midfield only starts ticking like a clock, with rhythm and purpose with Partey in it..

  5. My preferred line up for Chelsea –


    Martinelli. Odegaard. Saka.

    Rice. Partey.

    Zinchenko. Gabriel. Saliba. White.


    I would love to see this line up unleashed together for at least 60 minutes.

  6. If Saka is not fit to start –


    Martinelli. Odegaard. Jesus.

    Rice. Partey.

    Zinchenko. Gabriel. Saliba. White.


  7. I want all our guys fit as soon as possible tbh
    It’s a team sport so it would be great to see everyone fit at some point

    Sadly in this sport injuries happen to often especially with Arsenal for some reason 🤔

  8. The form of Trossard has been worrying of late. we cant always rely on Martinelli to deliver the goods, he might have an off day at some point so Trossard should recover his lost form asap. That is possible if he gets game time as a second half sub. Anyway, hope Saka and Saliba along with Martinelli are all fit to take on Chelsea, we need the win.

    1. As an arsenal fun, we truly need a striker, we can’t rely on Nketiah or else Gabriel Jesus, we need a sharp striker either Ivan toney or anyone else who loves Arsenal.

  9. We need all our injured players back if possible. But I don’t know what can be done about Saka he has no protection from the refs week in week out all opponents want to harm him but with little or no protection or appropriate action from the men in the middle of the park

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