Reiss Nelson is Arsenal’s only injury concern heading into tomorrow’s match with Fulham.
The winger picked up a muscular injury on the eve of the new season and despite hinting on social media that he’s back on the pitch, remains sidelined for the time being.
Facing the press on Friday morning, Arteta said: “Everybody has trained this week and everybody is fine apart from Reiss who you know has been injured for a few weeks now.”
He added: “The mood is really good, the energy is really good, the boys trained exceptionally well again this week and we’re looking for another good performance and the right win.”
It remains to be seen whether Nelson is in Mikel Arteta’s plans for the season. The 22-year-old is a long way down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium and has been widely tipped to leave the club.
That said, with Nicolas Pepe joining Nice on loan for the year, it’s possible he could provide competition to Bukayo Saka if a replacement isn’t signed before the window closes.
9 games in october, sure there will be some strains after that period
Yes, we simply need a winger. Also it’d help greatly if AMN and Hector leave
Same team again tomorrow?
Rotation can start when we begin the Europa League.
Yes, think the same though I bet everyone else is itching to get some minutes
Rotation can start on Wednesday when we are in the middle of 3 games in 9 days 🙂
Rotation can start tomorrow when we’re 4 nil up at half time.
Why fix it if it’s not broken?
Totally agree but just thinking of other players getting minutes and us still winning. But as everyone else has said, lots and lots of minutes to be played coming up shortly 👍
Depending on how he’s looking in training, I’d replace Saka with Vieira. Just a short, sharp shock to Bukayo not to rest on his laurels.
You think Saka needs punishing? Seems harsh.
Can’t say Saka has been great. Although he hasn’t been bad either. Scored a goal against Palace, but really was just a cross, or bad shot. He has been a bit underwhelming so far considering the bright start some of the other players have made. I’d be keen to see Viera in his place.
I would say it in a different way. Don’t burn the poor lad for being brilliant. Give him a rest and unleash him and ESR on Sp*rs
“12 points from 4 games” sounds good to the ears.
I know it’s early but is anyone else thinking this team could prove to be as good as fergie class of 91? I’m not saying winning everything consistently, as standards are much higher now but certainly being in with a genuine shout?
I’d prefer the George Graham Class of ’89
I said exactly this 2 years ago!
Not a platter though
God i hope we bomb out of Europa early, it’s all about the EPL this season. COYG
Drop Saka? I hope you’re joking. He has been central to so many goals this season, even though he’s yet to find his full form.
Not far off…