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Squad Boost For Arsenal As Star Player Makes Surprise Return To Training Ahead of Brighton Clash

In a much-needed boost for Arsenal, Oleksandr Zinchenko has made a surprise return to training, potentially providing manager Mikel Arteta with a fitness boost ahead of their Premier League encounter against Brighton.

Earlier reports suggested that the Ukrainian midfielder would be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a calf injury sustained in their recent victory over Newcastle.

However, Zinchenko’s presence in training alongside teammates Jorginho and Gabriel Jesus indicates a positive step toward his potential involvement in the upcoming match.

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Zinchenko’s Unexpected Return

Arsenal’s hopes of catching league leaders Manchester City may be slim, but any boost to their squad will be welcomed as they aim to maintain pressure on the top spot.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko’s surprise return to training comes as a positive development, especially after reports suggested a season-ending injury.

The Ukrainian’s presence alongside his teammates indicates progress in his recovery, potentially providing manager Mikel Arteta with additional options for the upcoming clash against Brighton.

READ ALSO: Arsenal Tipped To Win Race, Sign Casemiro And Rodri-Like Talent This Summer

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While Arteta had earlier stated that William Saliba would not be fit for the game, he was more cautious regarding Zinchenko’s availability.

The final decision will be made after a training session, giving hope that the midfielder could feature in the crucial match.

Arteta expressed his desire to have players back in the squad and maximize their chances of success.

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Zinchenko’s return comes at a critical time for Arsenal, who face a challenging task in maintaining their recent good form.

READ ALSO: Mikel Arteta Sends Message To Wantaway Arsenal Star Amid Fresh Injury Setback

Brighton has proven to be a tough opponent at the Emirates Stadium, losing only one of their last five visits in all competitions.

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The Gunners will need all available resources as they seek to keep up the pressure and secure crucial points.

Arteta praised Brighton’s approach and the club’s overall vision, highlighting their exceptional management, player development, and recruitment strategies.

The manager acknowledged the progress made by every Premier League team in terms of physicality, tactics, and attention to detail.

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READ ALSO: Repeat of Mudryk Saga? Arsenal Fear Chelsea’s Move for Declan Rice

The competitive nature of the league demands constant improvement and adaptability from every side, making each match fascinating and unpredictable.

With Arsenal still hoping to apply pressure on Manchester City, the return of key players such as Zinchenko becomes crucial.

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However, facing a resilient Brighton side will pose a challenge for the Gunners as they seek to secure vital points.

The outcome of todays match will significantly impact Arsenal’s aspirations in the Premier League this season.

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