Arsenal have been handed a couple of big injury boosts ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash. The Gunners take on Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday. They’ll look to secure all three points and put pressure on league-leaders Manchester City, who are currently just one point clear at the top.
Arsenal could very well go top of the table with a win this week. Earlier on Sunday, Manchester City will host second placed Liverpool at the Etihad. Liverpool are level on points with Arsenal, and the Gunners will be hoping both the teams to drop points.
Jesus and Odegaard are back from injury for Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard are set to be available this week after missing the last couple of games. Jesus had been sidelined with a hamstring injury before returning to action during the international break. He played the full 90 minutes for Brazil in their 1-0 loss to Argentina.
Meanwhile club captain Odegaard missed the last three matches due to a concussion. He took a ball to the face during a training session before the match against Newcastle earlier this month. He was also dealing with an unrelated hip problem, but returned to training over the international break.
Its not all roses for Arteta
The duo’s return is definitely a major boost for Mikel Arteta. However, he’ll still be without Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe for his trip to Brentford. Smith Rowe is currently out with a knee injury and won’t be back for Arsenal until next month. Partey will only return after the AFCON 2024. Timber, who suffered a long-term injury in the season’s first game will be out for the entire season.
Ben White has also been suffering with a muscle injury which saw him miss the match against Burnley. After the win over Burnley, Arteta had said: “Yesterday in training he wasn’t comfortable. He didn’t look right. But Ben won’t give you much. He always wants to be on the pitch and he wants to hide anything that is in there.”
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