Arsenal have issued their first injury update since the end of last season, just ahead of this evening’s friendly with MK Dons.
In truth, there’s not a lot we didn’t already know. Bernd Leno is fit again after the knee problem he sustained against Brighton, and is in the team for tonight’s game.
Calum Chambers continues to recover from the ruptured ACL he picked up in January, and the club say he is doing light running and ball work at present, and is aiming to return later this year.
Pablo Mari and Shkodran Mustafi underwent surgery for ankle and hamstring problems respectively, and are looking at returns to full training in September and October.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Martinelli is in Brazil as he continues his recuperation from knee surgery, returning to the UK next week, and the time-frame for his return to training is much the same – by the end of 2020 with a comeback early in 2021.
Hopefully the chaps ease back into action later, with kick off at 6pm. William Saliba is starting, and let’s hope we don’t pick up any more injuries.
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