In the dawn of a new year, Arsenal aspires for a resurgence and potential silverware. Presently occupying the fourth spot, the team has faced challenges with just one win in the last five Premier League matches.
The recent setback occurred against Fulham, where Bukayo Saka’s early goal was nullified by Raul Jimenez and Bobby De Cordova-Reid. Amidst this, there’s a notable injury return and one notable absence.
Initially sidelined with a calf injury, Tomiyasu made a surprise return against Fulham, coming off the bench at halftime. A positive twist in Arsenal’s defensive lineup.
Zinchenko missed the Fulham clash due to a slight calf injury. Arsenal hopes for a swift return, especially with Tomiyasu heading to the Asia Cup soon. Expected back on January 7 against Liverpool.
Undergoing a procedure in November, Partey’s return is uncertain. Arsenal anticipates his comeback for the FA Cup clash against Liverpool on January 7.
Nursing a groin issue, Vieira underwent surgery, complicating his playing time under Arteta. Expected to return in mid to late January 2024.
Suffering an ACL injury in August, Timber’s recovery progresses positively. Expected to return early in 2024, showcasing resilience and determination in rehabilitation.
As the journey unfolds, Arsenal navigates through a mix of setbacks and recoveries, striving for success in the current campaign.