Injury news: Spurs given boost, blows for Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd

29 Sep 2023
Saka, Maddison, Alexander-Arnold

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Managers have been sharing their latest team news in today's press conferences ahead of Matchweek 7 in the Premier League.

Six players could be out for Arsenal
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Arsenal will be looking to return to the top four this weekend when they travel to AFC Bournemouth.

But Mikel Arteta could be without up to six players through injury.

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Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Leandro Trossard and Fabio Vieira are all doubts with for the trip to Vitality Stadium.

“Declan wasn’t available for Brentford [in the EFL Cup] and he hasn’t trained yet,” Arteta told the club's official website. “We want them back, we need them back, but at the moment, they have not been available.

“The assessment is ‘okay, is he [Saka] fit enough and good enough to be able to be selected tomorrow?’ That’s the question, and so far he hasn’t trained with the team.

“William had a knock and Fabio wasn’t involved in the last game, so we have to assess them today to see how they are.”

Howe waits on key trio

Newcastle United's form has picked up with a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions, during which they have recorded three clean sheets. 

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A trio of players key to those positive results -  Sven Botman, Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak - could all miss Newcastle's home encounter against Burnley.

“Callum, we're going to see today. (He has) very minor hamstring tightness, so we'll give him every chance to be available for the game,” head coach Eddie Howe told the official club website.

“Same with Sven - we're going to make a late check on him. Isak's another one we'll make a late check on.

"That's the cost of the three games we had last week - it's usually the third game where these things build up, and that's where we are.”

Two defenders out for Man Utd
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Manchester United have added two more names to their injury list with Lisandro Martinez and Sergio Reguilon set to miss their home match against Crystal Palace.

Martinez has suffered a reoccurrence of the foot injury that kept him out from April last season, while Reguilon will be absent with a minor injury.

There is some positive news for Erik ten Hag though.

"The players who were out of the squad for Tuesday - Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen - they are back.” he said.

Man Utd are aiming for their third successive win in all competitions having beaten Burnley 1-0 last weekend before easing past Palace 3-0 in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

Chilwell set for spell on the sidelines

Chelsea's first win in September came at a heavy cost as Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Ben Chilwell suffered a  hamstring injury.

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The Blues left-back limped off in the closing stages of their 1-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion in the EFL Cup on Wednesday and is set to miss several matches.

“I think it’s bad news” Pochettino revealed on the club's website.

“From what the doctor told me it’s not a good thing. It looks like a bad injury, but we need to assess in the next few days and we’ll see the period that he’s going to be absent from the squad and the team. But it doesn’t look good.”

There was more positive news for Pochettino, however, who confirmed that Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke could be available for selection in Monday's derby at Fulham.

Boosts for Postecoglou and Klopp

James Maddison and Son Heung-Min have given Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou a major boost ahead of their top-four match against Liverpool.

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The duo were substituted against Arsenal last Sunday as a precaution, but both could be involved tomorrow.

“Madders and Sonny trained today," Postecoglou said on the club's website.

"They both got through everything we needed them to get through, but it will depend on how they pull up.”

The update was not so positive, however, for new signing Brennan Johnson, who made his first start for Spurs last weekend following his deadline day move from Nottingham Forest.

"Brennan will miss out this week," said Postecoglou. "It's nothing too serious, but it is enough to keep him out [of the Liverpool match]."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been boosted by the return of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is back in training having missed much of this month with a hamstring injury.

"Trent trained yesterday normal and will train today normal," Klopp explained. "Then we have to make a decision.

"He will be in the squad, I'm not a doctor so cannot make that decision, but it looks like he can be in the squad tomorrow and play."

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