Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Arteta sweats on Trossard’s groin injury

Mikel Arteta admits that he’s concerned about the injury picked up by Leandro Trossard after the Belgian complained of a groin issue in the first half of Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth.

The January signing started the match in place of the injured Eddie Nketiah but could only make it as far as the 22nd minute before he was replaced by Emile Smith Rowe.

After the match, the manager told Sky Sports: “He felt something in his groin when he was tracking back in the first half.”

“It is a worry,” he added when pressed on the matter in his post-game press conference.

“He came to me straight away and told me he could not continue because he’d felt something when he was tracking back after the corner. We have to assess him and see how he is.”

Given the impact made by Trossard in recent weeks, it would be a real blow to lose him at this point of the season as games stack up at home and in Europe.

Worryingly, Trossard had issues with his groin during his time at Brighton. In the 2019/20 season, he was sidelined for 47 days and he missed a further month with a similar issue in 2020/21. Realistically, we may not see him until the other side of the Interlull.

In better news, Gabriel Jesus was part of the group that took part in a full warm-down at the Emirates following yesterday’s dramatic victory.

The Brazilian was put through his paces by the fitness team alongside the unused substitutes as he gears up for full-contact training in the coming days.

Given Eddie Nketiah is nursing an ankle problem, his return for the run-in will be hugely welcome.

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Giuseppe Hovno

Gosh. I hope Eddie is fit enough for Thursday/Sunday!


Give Nelson a start

karl g

ESR is making his way back too, so that should help.


I’m sure that’s all but nailed on now for the Fulham game.

Nelson on the left and Martinelli up front (assuming Trossard is still injured)

Nigel Summerburn (LB)

I just realised that I acvedentally posted this story in an old thread, so thought I’d share it with you all here. Enjoy 🙂 I was at the game yesterday accompanied by my 11 year old step-son. To state the obvious, it was a rollercoaster for more than one reason for us. Here’s why… We arrived inside the stadium, around 15 minutes before kick-off, both desperate for the mens toilet before the game. The queue for the urinals was longer than the queue to get into the ground. After finally relieving himself, my stepson was waiting for me in the… Read more »

I believe we’re gonna do it 🤞🏼

So glad all ended so well

Ödegårds Magnifika Fot

Thanks for sharing! God bless you and your step-son.

You’re obviously a lovely bloke!


Delighted you got to share the ending of the match with your stepson. I’m sure he’s grateful for you and for you taking him to see that whirlwind of a game!


What an amazing story

Naked Cygan

Glad everything worked out for you. 👍


Thank you for sharing! And very wise words, the incident with your stepson pre-match as a metaphor for the entire game, and for Arsenals development under Arteta – no panic, remain positive and…trust the people around you.

Leyden Williams

For a moment i thought your step son was that young boy Artete greeted while celebrating Reiss’s goal! Glad it ended well for everyone except bournemouth!

Nigel Summerburn (LB)

Haha, that would’nt have surprised me after his antics that day!!


Lovely story, been in that exact situation as my kids pass for Caucasian. It’s great that all was ok and glad you experienced that massive uplift! Ignore the downvotes, there from Orcs and bitter Spuds.


Amazing story.

You are spot on mate. Keep calm and never give up.

* A quick message for those morons who downvoted this brilliant and heartwarming post – you sad individuals really need professional help.

Jesus of Sao Paulo

Time to unleash the Smith upfront down the middle!


He’s clearly not fully fit to start yet – not against Fulham anyway.

If Trossard remains out against Fulham, then Martinelli will probably start up front with Nelson on the left.

I suspect ESR will remain on the bench against Fulham, although he might start in Europe.


And certain people were wondering where we were going to fit Flo in….

Well, there’s your answer.

Big clubs playing big competitions need a big squad…….😉


Well sure, but big clubs (or indeed any clubs) also don’t usually have their first, second and third centre forward options out injured at the same time. A bizarre set of circumstances like this hardly answers that Balogun question for next season!


Man Utd won the league with Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo, Berbatov and Tevez. I don’t believe anyone was complaining they had too much talent in their squad


But it’s for circumstances like this that you have a big squad.

You Hair Splitters make me die. 😂

djourou's nutmeg

nketiah has played 990 minutes of premier league football this season, while being our second choice striker. imagine how many minutes would have played our fourth striker. a 21 y/o is having the best time of his life scoring goals in france and you wanted us to keep him to play 200 minutes in case other 3 players get injured? it’s funny because i recall you saying a few weeks ago that most of us knew nothing about coaching a team… clueless as always


Oh so you can predict when we do and don’t get injuries..? As Alex said, Man Utd won the title with four striker/forwards We won the title in 98 with Ian Wright, Nicolas Anelka, Christopher Wreh and Luis Boa Morte. (We also had a certain Dennis Bergkamp who could also be deployed as an out and out striker) In 2002, we won the title with Thierry Henry, Kanu, Franny Jeffers and Sylvain Wilford. (We also had Bergkamp and Freddie Ljungberg) In 2004, we won the title with Thierry Henry, Kanu, Jose Antonio Reyes and Sylvain Wilford. (We also had Bergkamp… Read more »


i could manage a bag of chips (if not too big)
b.t.w.: isn‘t silvain‘s name wiltord?


Yes it is. Fucking auto correct.

Alan Sunderland

if you get bored being on the spelling police Richard Keys will be looking for recruits for the celebration police by the end of the season.


990 minutes is… quite a lot? No player in the PL has more than 2,340.

Emi Rates

The Trossard situation sucks. Let’s hope it’s not so bad and that he’s back in time to help us bring this season over the line. He’s been a solid player in his short time here and we need him back.

Alan Sunderland

they reckon on arsenalvision he’ll only be out for a week or so.


Dam. Leo was looking decent. Get well soon bro, we need u.


Thankfully we have ESR and Nelson available now, though ESR certainly will be limited to a sub role or a starter subbed at the half role for a while. We just need to get through the four upcoming matches before the break (and hope our players don’t have to do much on international duty) and then get everyone back from the stretch run.


…AND hope that nothing happens to Saka and Martinelli. God forbid!


C’mon. Some things shouldn’t be said out loud


Sending all the well wishes Leandro’s way, but can’t lie, the discovery that yet *another* one of our key players also happens to be quite injury prone is getting a bit frustrating. Come on Granit, whatever mad training programme it is you’ve been on for years, get them all on it!

Nigel Summerburn (LB)

Strong as an ox that bloke Granit is… he recovers fron all-sorts, usually in half the time.
Probably something to do with his parents giving him that first name… haha 😉

Glen M

Hopefully his sweat has healing properties!


Something about Arteta sweating on Trossard’s groin that repulsed me about the headline.


Let’s see if ESR or Vieira can deputize the false 9 role

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