Zinchenko, Partey, Nelson: Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Aston Villa and Man Utd
Arsenal face Aston Villa on Wednesday with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey and Reiss Nelson all on the treatment table
Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrated Gabriel Magalhaes’ late winner against Fulham despite his injury
Arsenal head into the final days of the transfer window top of the Premier League following their 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday.
Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey and Reiss Nelson all missed that game, which needed a late Gabriel Magalhaes winner following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener and Martin Odegaard’s equaliser.
Up next are Aston Villa on Wednesday night, although Mikel Arteta’s squad are expected to have a number of key absences due to injuries.
With the Gunners hoping to mastermind their best start to Premier League season since 2004/05, Arteta will want as many players available as possible to give his side the best possible chance of success.
Here, football.london takes a look at the latest injury updates within the
Zinchenko had featured in every Premier League for the Gunners since making the transfer switch from Manchester City. However, he missed out on Arsenal’s Saturday evening victory over Fulham due to injury.
football.London’s Arsenal reporter Kaya Kaynak tells us that Zinchenko suffered a slight sprain to his left knee from Friday afternoon training session. As a precaution, he was left out of the matchday squad against Fulham and will continue to be assessed.
Similarly to Zinchenko, Partey had featured in every Premier League for the Gunners leading up to the game against Fulham. However, he missed the 2-1 victory over the Whites due to injury.
Kaynak also reported that the Ghanaian has a tight right thigh from Friday afternoon’s training session, as he will also continue to be assessed ahead of next week.
Young winger Nelson suffered an injury problem in training last week and is likely set for a significant time on the treatment table, as per Arteta.
The 22-year-old, whose last Arsenal outing was a year ago against Brentford, remains the only absentee for Arteta’s side.
What Arteta has said: “Everybody has trained this week and everybody is fine apart from Reiss who you know has been injured for a few weeks now.
“He felt something in training, we scanned him, and the doctor came with bad news. It’s a muscular injury; hopefully, he will be back soon. [We don’t know how long for] yet. They need to do another test.”