It’s not been a good week so far for Arsenal. After going so far in the Europa League tie against Sporting CP, they were eventually eliminated due to just one penalty. However, playing against struggling Crystal Palace on Sunday, Mikel Arteta has the perfect opportunity at redemption from the fans.
Ideally, the boss would like to play a full-strength team despite the quick turnaround between Europa League and Premier League matches. This is in the knowledge that after this match against Palace, there’ll be an extended break due to the international fixtures.
However, Arteta’s plans may be hindered. This is because they suffered some injury setbacks in the lengthy game last night. Both Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba were taken off the pitch through injury concerns early in the match, which is not a good sign given how important they both are.
Tomiyasu admittedly looked like the worse injury and this was confirmed by Football London – the boss Arteta couldn’t clarify the extent of Saliba’s injury until it’s explored further, but he did say that Tomiyasu’s injury looked bad.
Arsenal injury news – 4 players doubtful for Crystal Palace clash
Due to the double blow last night, this means that FOUR Arsenal players will be unavailable for the match on Sunday against Crystal Palace. The four missing players are as follows, via FotMob:
- Takehiro Tomiyasu (Knee injury – Unknown)
- William Saliba (Back injury – Doubtful)
- Eddie Nketiah (Knock – Ruled out)
- Mohamed Elneny (Knee injury – Ruled out)
Arsenal injury news – Crystal Palace also have 4 players doubtful
I guess, the good news for Arsenal is that Crystal Palace have matched the number of players on their treatment table. They also have four players that could miss the match. Oh, let’s not forget their managerial situation, with Patrick Vieira recently dismissed. The four players unavailable for Palace are as follows:
- Will Hughes (Illness – Doubtful)
- Vicente Guaita (Hamstring injury – Ruled out)
- Sam Johnstone (Calf injury – Ruled out)
- James McArthur (Knock – Unknown)
What’s your score prediction for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace?