Arsenal will be without several of their best players for tonight's Carabao Cup fixture against Brentford due to injury. Mikel Arteta's side were forced to substitute both Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka during Sunday's North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur — a match that eventually finished 2-2.
Ahead of the game against Spurs, the Gunners lost attackers Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli because of hamstring issues whilst Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey are also both sidelined, having their own long-term injury issues.
With all of that being said, here's a look at the latest Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of this evening's game against Brentford.
Bukayo Saka was also taken off against Spurs, with the 22-year-old in severe pain after taking a knock on his foot during the dying embers of the game. This is not thought to be anything serious though, and the England winger is recovering.
But Arteta seemingly hinted that the Hale End academy graduate's issue could keep him out for a game or two during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday morning.
What Mikel Arteta has said:" He was limping quite badly after the match. We had to get him off the field which is never a good sign.
«He hasn’t been able to participate in the session.» When asked if he would be out for the game against Bournemouth, the Spaniard added: «It’s a possibility yes.»
Injury: Foot knock
Expected return date: Bournemouth (A) — 30 September
Declan Rice was taken off at half-time against Tottenham with a back injury. Despite having tape wrapped around his calf — suggesting he had sustained a muscle injury — Arteta revealed it was in fact Rice's back that had a problem.
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