Arsenal battle Chelsea in this weekend’s star match. The Gunners are without a point after first round of matches while the Blues are on three points as they were 2-0 victors over Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Unai Emery would have loved to have all of his players on ground for the game but that won’t be possible for the Spanish manager as some of his players are out injured.
Just as last week, Emery will be without Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny, both of whom are sidelined due to injury. Kolasinac is set to return in October while Koscielny is reportedly going to return to full fitness in November.
However, there is another fresh injury update as Emery confirmed that young defender Maitland-Niles, who pulled out of Manchester City’s clash last week, won’t play any part in Saturday’s game.
According to the Gunners manager via their official page, the 20-year-old picked up a knee injury against the Citizens and he’s expected to stay in the recuperating room for two months.
“Ainsleyhas sustained a small fracture to his left fibula and will be out for six to eight weeks” they revealed
The right-back will be out of action for the next two months and he is expected to return to action in October.
Want-away right-back Carl Jenkinson, who has been linked with move to La Liga, has also joined other players at the sideline.
It was confirmed last night via the club’s site that the player has picked up an ankle injury which will take him two months to heal.
“Carl has sustained a significant sprain to his right ankle and will be out for six to eight weeks,” Arsenal announced.
However, there is good news for the manager as Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are back to full training, ready for selection against Maurizio Sarri’s men.