Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta faces another injury setback following the club’s recent Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham United. The Gunners have been plagued by injuries lately, with key players sidelined. Thomas Partey, who picked up an injury after the international break, won’t return to action for weeks. Gabriel Jesus, recovering from a hamstring injury sustained against Sevilla, adds to the list of absentees. Now, Arteta reveals another blow as Emile Smith Rowe suffers a knee injury.
While Arsenal initially had few injury concerns, the recent spate is causing concern. Partey and Jesus, vital starters when fit, will be sorely missed in the coming weeks. Smith Rowe, who was looking to rejuvenate his Arsenal career this season, faces another setback. The silver lining is that none of these injuries are long-term, and all three players could return before the year’s end if they avoid fresh setbacks.
Arsenal is gearing up for a Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park, and changes are expected after their 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.