The way Arsenal have been playing of late, under the newly appointed manager Mikel Arteta, can be termed as nothing short of encouraging.
While all the popular off-line and online betting portals, including some of the top Vegas online betting platforms, are talking about Liverpool winning the Premier League easily this time, Arsenal have their job cut out in the second half of the season, as they are placed 10th on the table currently.
Having won two matches and drawing three since the beginning of 2020, it is good to see how they are progressing right now. But, as can be seen, they still lag behind teams like Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and others on the table. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang unavailable after the confirmation of his three match ban, Arteta would be keenly looking towards players who are presently on the injured list. Having said that, here’s an update on the Arsenal injury news as well as the expected return dates of the players. From the look of it, Arteta doesn’t have anything to cheer about yet.
The talented left-back from Scotland had to withdraw from the game against West Ham at the 29th minute. He had landed awkwardly inside the team’s own box, picking up a shoulder injury. As a result, the ex-Celtic defender had to be replaced by Sead Kolasinac. Freddie Ljungberg had to take the player to the hospital for a comprehensive check-up. The injury was later confirmed to be a dislocated shoulder, ruling him out at least until March 2020.
Even though the defender made his way back into the team post his one match suspension in the game against Bournemouth, he had to be taken off because of an ankle injury. Mikel Arteta provided a worrying update about the player stating that the initial feeling the player got didn’t seem very positive. The club thereafter confirmed that Chambers had indeed suffered a rupture of his left knee’s anterior cruciate ligament. Having gone under the blade recently, he will continue to be away from football action for a time period ranging from 6 to 9 months. As was also confirmed by Arteta recently, Chambers unavailability is proving to be a big blow for the Gunners.
The Serb who has a left thigh strain is set to be fit after the Burnley game on 2 February.
The English forward has a right hamstring issue and like Sead is hoping to return to full training in the winter break after 2 February.
The Greek is reported to have a short illness and was considered for Chelsea – and could be available for Bournemouth.