Everton receive boost ahead of their match with Arsenal, as Arsenal suffer a new injury set-back

Injuries at Arsenal After the international break, the Gunners were given a huge boost ahead of their return to the Premier League. Following this weekend’s match against slow-starting Everton, they are getting ready to travel up to Goodison Park in order to maintain their undefeated start to the season.

The Gunners and manager Mikel Arteta will not have been alone in their concern over some of their top performers but look ready to emerge from the period unscathed. Breaks for international fixtures early in the season often provide clubs with unnecessary and unwelcome injuries.

Centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, who had been the centre of a transfer swirl over the past few weeks before the deadline closed, played the full 90 minutes for Brazil against Peru after suffering two separate injury scares in his country’s first match of the break against Bolivia.

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The star was on the wrong end of a horror tackle by Bolivian forward Diego Ibanez in his debut for Brazil when Ibanez’s right knee went straight into the chest of the Arsenal star as he attempted to win the ball.

Gabriel would continue for another 80 minutes after the challenge though, but following his late substitution, he was spotted with an ice pack on his thigh sparking concerns amongst fans of an injury.

However, he was spotted in training just two days later leaving many relieved after reports suggested a scan on his issue revealed no signs of injury.

.Then, for the encounter against Peru, he teamed up once more with Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos. Gabriel played the entire game, keeping a clean sheet, and the Ligue 1 defender nodded in the game’s lone goal from a 90th-minute corner for a 1-0 victory.

The Ghanaian FA reported that Thomas Partey suffered a blow during training, and he would likely miss some time due to a groin problem. It is unclear how long the midfielder will be sidelined, but rumours indicate that the club is hopeful he will recuperate in time for Sunday’s match against the Toffees.

Due to a knee injury sustained during the season’s first weekend, Jurrien Timber will also be sidelined. According to football.london, the Dutch international underwent a successful procedure two weeks ago and is currently in the “recovery phase” of his recovery.

The left-back’s problem is already being referred to by Arteta as a “huge blow” for his team after the Gunners were unable to secure a temporary substitute during the transfer window.

No further information has been provided regarding Mohamed Elneny’s own knee injury, which he sustained back in January. A comeback date has also not been set.










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