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Arsenal’s Injury Dilemma Ahead of Showdown Against Manchester City Revealed

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Arsenal's Injury Dilemma Ahead of Showdown Against Manchester City Revealed

Ahead of Premier League’s ultimate title decider against Manchester City, Arsenal‘s injury dilemma takes center stage amidst their much-needed rest during the international break.

With Mikel Arteta’s men poised for a pivotal clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on March 31st, the Gunners find themselves navigating through a labyrinth of injury concerns and uncertainties.

In a bid to secure a four-point lead over the reigning champions, Arsenal’s meticulous preparations have been marred by unsettling news.

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The specter of doubt looms large over the availability of key defensive players, with Gabriel Magalhaes succumbing to a bout of concern after withdrawing from Brazil’s latest squad due to lingering Achilles tendon issue.

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However, amidst the palpable apprehension, infoexpert24 sheds light on a glimmer of hope, revealing that Gabriel’s absence may merely serve as a precautionary measure, as the club monitors his fitness.

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Yet, the injury woes continue to haunt the Gunners camp, as Bukayo Saka Bukayo Saka missed England training at St. George’s Park ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Brazil.

Below is the latest on the Gunners’ injury situation

Saka missed the full England training session on Wednesday and worked on his own fitness programme. Saka’s absence is thought to be precautionary.

Arsenal injury news and return dates for Manchester City clash

Gabriel Magalhaes

Injury: Achilles.

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Return date: TBC.

Jurrien Timber

Injury: Knee

Return date: TBC.

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What Arteta has said: “Not many updates [before the win over Porto]. We’re trying to have everybody fit and available.”

Timber continues to be involved in training following his ACL injury – which came shortly after his move from Ajax this summer. However, a firm date for the defender to return has not been given by the club.

The 22-year-old made two appearances for The Gunners before injury unfortunately derailed his debut season.

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Gabriel Martinelli

Injury: Foot.

Return date: TBC.

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What Arteta has said: “Not many updates [before the win over Porto]. We’re trying to have everybody fit and available.”

Martinelli was not involved against either Brentford or Porto. He was spotted by football.london walking through the mixed zone on crutches after the Brentford game, before sitting out in the Champions League.

His setback was not thought to be too serious and the Brazil forward has, seemingly, trained in some part.

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As the clouds of uncertainty loom large, Arsenal fans brace themselves for a nerve-wracking wait, yearning for positive updates on the injury front as their beloved team braces for a battle of epic showdown against the relentless might of Manchester City.

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