Mikel Arteta already has Thomas Partey replacement as Arsenal face Bukayo Saka injury concern


Arsenal continue to face an injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium with Bukayo Saka and Thomas Partey the latest concerns to emerge. Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah and Jurrien Timber are among those still recovering from their own injuries.

The Gunners are looking to return to winning ways domestically after moving one step closer towards qualification for the latter stages of the Champions League earlier this week. football.london has rounded up all the biggest news at Arsenal below...

Arsenal handed Martin Odegaard injury hint ahead of Burnley clash as Norway decision made

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has been called up for Norway's upcoming international fixtures against Faroe Islands and Scotland. Mikel Arteta continues to face a growing injury list at the Emirates Stadium as Bukayo Saka limped off against Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Eddie Nketiah was ruled out of the win against the Spanish outfit after picking up a knock on his ankle earlier this week. Odegaard had been struggling with a hip issue and was an unusued substitute in the 5-0 win against Sheffield United at the end of October.

The Arsenal captain returned to action off the bench against West Ham as the Norwegian playmaker scored a consolation goal with the Gunners crashing out of the Carabao Cup. It appears Odegaard returned to quickly as he then missed the controversial 1-0 defeat against Newcastle, before being absent once again for the Champions League clash against Sevilla.

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Bukayo Saka injury latest as Mikel Arteta offers worrying Arsenal training update

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is facing a race against time to be passed fit for the Premier League clash against Burnley this weekend. The England international limped off against Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night - sparking fears that he could have suffered yet another injury.

Saka scored and grabbed an assist against the Spanish outfit before being replaced by Jakub Kiwior with 15 minutes left to play. The 22-year-old has now joined the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Jesus, Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey on the sidelines.

Speaking ahead of the game against Burnley, Mikel Arteta revealed that Saka is yet to return to training and will be assessed in the next 24 hours to see if he can be passed fit. "We want out players to play for their club and national team," Arteta said after the Hale End graduate was selected for England duty ahead of the November international break.

"B [Saka] didn’t train yesterday. Let’s see if he can make it tomorrow."

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Mikel Arteta already has exciting Thomas Partey replacement that could save Arsenal millions

Arsenal could save millions in the January transfer window by recalling Charlie Patino from his loan spell at Swansea City. The Gunners are set to be without Thomas Partey until February 2024 after the 30-year-old underwent a procedure following his ongoing injury issues, football.london understands.

Partey is now set to miss the remainder of 2023 before heading off on international duty for Ghana for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. Arsenal are also expected to lose Mohamed Elneny with the 31-year-old likely to be selected for Egypt duty in January.

This will leave Mikel Arteta's options in midfield slightly short with reports claiming the Gunners are plotting to sign another central midfielder when the winter transfer window opens. Arsenal have been tracking Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, football.london understands.

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