Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Nketiah returns to first team training

Eddie Nketiah has returned to first team training after five weeks on the sidelines.

The striker suffered an ankle injury towards the end of February and subsequently aggravated the issue during a cameo off the bench against Everton at the start of March.

After missing five Premier League matches and the Europa League double-header with Sporting Lisbon, the 23-year-old will now challenge Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard for a place up front for the remaining eight games of the season.

Nketiah was filmed training with Arteta’s squad on Tuesday morning as the Spaniard led his players through a light session following the 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko were notable absentees although there’s no suggestion at this point that they will miss Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

William Saliba was also missing. The France international continues to struggle with a back problem.

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RockyRog58

Welcome back Eddie ! In my mind I see you scoring the goal that wins us the league Just my mind but it will happen !!! C’mon !!!

Ebo

If we do go on to win it his winner vs Utd will become one of the legendary moments in Arsenal history

Cranky Colin

Welcome back Eddie! Welcome back Eddie. Sorry to bang on and on re Paul Tierney but I have to. It was a similar performance to the Robert Jones one ( I think it was Southampton away), albeit not quite so blatantly Homey, ( cause Jones WAS blatant😂😂). Did anyone notice how in second half, we didn’t play out from the back once? An Arteta team? Told not to at half time, is a possibility…….. Mikel knew at that point Liverpool were being enabled to “fly in” and manhandle and barge ,and we were definitely not allowed by Tierney. It’s hard… Read more »

Crash Fistfight

*Konate not even a free-kick

Chijioke

And Saka yellow carded for walking down the line to take a corner kick.

A Different George

Blogs talks today about how Liverpool supporters thought Tierney was terrible too–and helping Arsenal. With very rare exceptions, you will find something like this is true every match and every close descision that goes against you shows bias. Arsenal supporters never complain that in two different FA Cup finals, a referee (Anthony Taylor, probably England’s best) sent off a Chelsea player, including once for diving. I think he was right both times. Chelsea supporters feel different. My take is that most referees are pretty crap and tend to favour home teams, especially “big” home teams. A few are gutless that… Read more »

C.B.

We need Saliba more!

But happy to have another option on the bench, can imagine Eddie tapping in the crucial sometime in the season!

C.B.

*crucial winner….

Badaab

Your defense is in trouble

Merlin’s Panini

Good to have him back to knock in the last minute winner against City. He has the “never say die” mentality. To be honest. Whatever happens for the rest of the season, it’s been a great ride so far. This team needs to keep up the effort because they’re so close to being immortal. Imagine this group of youngsters wins the league, what that does for their confidence. Even if they don’t they can be proud of the huge progress on last year and use that as the springboard to go a step further. One thing they must remember is,… Read more »

ASHLEY33

great he needs ti be fit and ready for his summer transfer

The Stress Sessions

Get out.

YoungGun

He probably has been ok but the same with Jesús, that we we have enough upfront now to take our time with recovery. Lovely squad depth. I imagine the same with Saliba till Man city Game.

Ben

I doubt he would hold saliba back and chuck him back in at city. He needs at least 70 mins against Southampton first.

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