Mikel Arteta issues triple Arsenal injury update as Edu urged to make January striker transfer


Your Arsenal digest on Sunday morning, November 12.

Triple injury update

Mikel Arteta has issued an injury update on Ben White, Jorginho and Takehiro Tomiyasu following Arsenal's 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday night. Firstly, on the England international, the Gunners boss 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. But we highlighted something happening there that we noticed in the last two weeks as well.

"We wanted to protect him today. It was the right call from the physios and the medical department and tomorrow we will assess him and understand what’s happening."

Then, on Jorginho, Arteta said: "He had a few bad cuts I think so they could not sort it out on the pitch so they decided to take him out. Hopefully he is fine. I think he was really good again today, the way this guy is competing, coaching and supporting the team in every way, I am really happy with him."

And on Tomiyasu, the Arsenal boss added: "Only his eye, his lens, he had a problem with his lens but the rest he was top, a very good performance."

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Arsenal offered striker transfer advice

Arsenal have been urged to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Nigeria international star Victor Boniface in January as they continue to be linked with a striker for the transfer window ahead. The Gunners have managed to push Manchester City in many ways over the past year in races for the title, but one separating factor can boil down to forwards.

The Nigerian international has scored seven goals and assisted five in his ten Bundesliga matches so far, helping Xabi Alonso's side sit top of the table. Whether he would be ready for a move so quickly remains to be seen, but an international team-mate of his believes Arsenal should snap up a deal.

With Boniface two-years younger than Osimhen, it remains to be seen whether he can become the next prophetic suggestion by Ogu, this time in the favour of Arsenal. However, it may be an opportunity too good for them to miss if the player and deal is right for them.

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Ethan Nwaneri message

Arsenal wonderkid Ethan Nwaneri continues to knock on the door for first-team opportunities as he impresses at youth level for club and country. The midfielder was thrusted into the limelight last season as Mikel Arteta was forced to look within his ranks after some injury troubles.

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