Sunday, July 3, 2022

Arteta: Tomiyasu and Leno fit for Brentford

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Takehiro Tomiyasu is in contention for tomorrow’s match with Brentford after a month on the sidelines with a calf problem.

Facing the media on Friday, the manager revealed that the Japan international has been in full training over the last few days.

“We are all good,” he said. “The doubt was Tomiyasu which has not been perfect but he’s trained the last few days so he’s in contention and we can use him. That’s really positive.

“The rest are good. We know that Gabi is out with the red card that he picked up at Wolves. The rest of the players are ok.”

Tomiyasu has been struggling with a persistent calf problem since December and missed four out of five games in the build-up to his last appearance against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg on 20 January.

In further good news, Arteta also said that Bernd Leno is available having recovered from Covid-19: “He’s fine, he’s recovered well and trained the last few days so he will be available.”

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A M

Tomi back in contention is so reassuring to hear COYG
We have a relatively kind run of fixtures now, and with our top 4 neighbours dropping points left right and centre it’s up to us to take advantage and get 4th place

C.B.

Let’s hope we are on the ball against Brentford, they have a good record agaisnt us.

Still painful that Martinelli is denied playing for us as we need his goal threat, such a bad decision by the ref.

Mayor McCheese

Is one game one win a record?

I hope our players are up for some revenge. The way that game (and its aftermath) went, and what Toney said afterwards, would seem to add a bit of spice to this fixture.

kampala gooner

Don’t know if he can do the entire 90 but 25 mins wouldnt do Tomiyasu bad in preparation for the victory celebration police.

Fatgooner

If we don’t beat Brentford then Arteta must go!

C.B.

Given we’ve only beaten them a couple of times in 11 league metings?

A Different George

We have lost once to them, in the covid-disrupted opening match this season. The other ten meetings–be serious. One season (1992-3) since Atlee was PM.

davorsuker

That was very random

PB70

I would have gone with ‘pointless’.

Teryima Adi

You’re incurable, Fatgooner.😃

Redrich

Just when we’re starting to look like a quality team again… I don’t understand your opinion.

Man Manny

Great news @Tomiyasu. We’ll need that balance going forward.
I am cautiously confident of three points tomorrow.
No red card, please.
COYG.

Funsho Patrick

48points to fight for…with our games in hand 39should just about guarantee 4th spot…13wins…or 11/12 sprinkled with draws! COYG

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