Arsenal injury news and expected return dates ahead of Leeds clash: Partey, White, Saka

Every game is a big game for Arsenal from now until the end of the season as they chase for a surprise spot in next season’s Champions League. With just three games to go, the Gunners are two points ahead of Tottenham in fifth place and the big North London derby is yet to come.

The last time Mikel Arteta’s team beat West Ham 2-1 was back in fourth place after the Spurs briefly overtook them earlier in the day. The next for Arsenal is the visit of Leeds United, which is threatened with relegation. An ideal game on paper, but with Jesse Marsch’s team fighting for their lives in the Premier League, it could prove dangerous.

Numerous players have had injury problems for the club this season and this weekend will be no different. Having that on mind, football.london looks back at the latest fitness issues Arsenal is facing.

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Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey was ruled out until the end of the season last month due to an injury sustained in a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

It seemed that Arsenal would end the 2021/22 campaign. without a midfielder to keep things in the middle of the park, and manager Mikel Arteta said last Friday: “He’s progressing, but he had a significant injury, also a recurring injury, so we don’t expect him to progress so fast to see him this season, but I hope I’m wrong. “

However, Partey took to social media on Monday and gave a hint that he could reappear before the final game of the season. Partey wrote, “Tom X Tom soon,” on a tweet featuring Gabriel Martinelli assisting defender Gabriel, and fans speculate he could join Takeir Tomiyasu soon.

Possible return date: ON

Ben White

Ben White was unavailable for a 2-1 win over West Ham United last Sunday and Rob Holding took his place in the starting lineup.

Arteta did not reveal when the former defender of Brighton and Hove Albion, who was injured in the 3-1 victory of Manchester United, will return. It was initially thought White would be considered capable enough to play against the Hammers, but after missing that match, attention is focused on Sunday’s game against Leeds United.

Possible return date: Leeds United (h), 8 May

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka was sent off against West Ham after failing to do 90 minutes against Manchester United a week earlier due to an accident.

However, the England international should be fine to play against Leeds United according to his manager.

What Arteta said: “Bukayo was fine, he was very tired, and he also went through a minor injury.”

Possible return date: Leeds United (h), 8 May

Kieran Tierney

The Scottish left-back will no longer play this season after undergoing knee surgery.

Possible return date: Summer 2022

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