Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Jurrien Timber: Arsenal Injury News & Return Dates

According to football.london, Arsenal easily defeated Sheffield United at Bramall Lane for their sixth consecutive Premier League victory. The Gunners defeated the Blades 6-0 at Bramall Lane on Monday night. Arsenal’s scorers included Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Ben White, as well as an own goal by Jayden Bogle.

The victory brought Mikel Arteta’s team back to within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool. Manchester City is also one point ahead of Arsenal in second position, with all three championship contenders facing a tough final stretch. Arsenal were lacking many important players for the encounter. Following the victory, doubts were raised about the fitness of Bukayo Saka and Martinelli, who were substituted during the game.

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka was removed at halftime in Arsenal’s victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. After the game, Mikel Arteta said that the move was due to the England international feeling ill.

Injury: illness.

Brentford (H)’s expected comeback date is Saturday, March 9.

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Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli was replaced in the second half of the victory over Sheffield United. Two members of Arsenal’s medical team assisted the Brazilian off the pitch at Bramall Lane.

Injury: Cut on his foot.

Expected return date: unknown

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko missed the game over Sheffield United due to a calf issue. However, there is optimism that the left-back will be able to return for Saturday’s match against Brentford at Emirates Stadium.

Injury: Calf.

Brentford (H)’s expected comeback date is Saturday, March 9.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu is also recovering from a calf injury, thus he missed the triumph against Sheffield United in South Yorkshire. Arteta hopes to have the versatile defender available when they face Brentford this weekend.

Injury: Calf.

Brentford (H)’s expected comeback date is Saturday, March 9.

Jurrien Timber

Jurrien TImber has missed the most of the season as he recovers from an ACL surgery incurred in August.

Timber just returned to training, but he has yet to be included to the Arsenal matchday squad as Arteta awaits medical clearance. A comeback might be feasible after the March international break, depending on how the next several weeks go.

Injury: ACL.

Expected return date: unknown

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