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Injury updates ahead of Newcastle clash 0

Posted on February 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to resume the Premier League season when they take on Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday, following the winter break which reportedly did the team a lot of good. Be that as it may, head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the game and provided some updates on the situation with injured players.

Left-back Kieran Tierney, who hurt his shoulder by falling awkwardly in the West Ham clash back in December, has been ruled out and will likely need a few weeks more. It was confirmed that he was back in training in Dubai, but it was restricted to strictly non-contact work which obviously means his shoulder is still too sensitive for him to play.

The latest on injuries 0

Posted on February 06, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been struggling much with fitness issues lately, especially in the defensive department. Calum Chambers it our for the rest of the season. Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac have both been out recently, forcing Mikel Arteta to utilize young winger Bukayo Saka on the left defensive flank – but Saka picked up a knock too in the goalless draw away at Burnley last week. Even the newly signed Cedric Soares came from Southampton injured. Forward Reiss Nelson has now joined them all in the treatment room.

Arsenal to head for Dubai during the break 0

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are heading for a warm-weather training camp in Dubai during the winter break from games, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

The team will officially fly out on Thursday, and until then the players have been given leave to go wherever they want and do whatever takes their fancy, providing they are at the base in Dubai by Thursday evening and ready to start training on Friday morning.

The change of scenery comes from manager Mikel Arteta’s idea to get his players to bond and continue working in a relaxed atmosphere. To that end, the boss has suggested the players take their wives, children or girlfriends with them, and one evening he will organize a get-together for an informal dinner for all of them.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal sign Cedric Soares on loan from Southampton 0

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Cedric Soares on loan from Southampton.

It seems the Gunners are finally getting a their priorities right when it comes to signing new players. Last summer, they did sign William Saliba and Kieran Tierney, but while Saliba is widely considered too young to make immediate impact and under the terms of the deal, has been loaned back to Lille, Tierney has been mostly prevented from making a contribution towards the stabilization of the defence by injuries. The main talking point of the window was once again an attacking player as the club forked out £72 million for Nicolas Pepe.

Cedric allowed to leave Southampton amid Arsenal links 0

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been heavily linked with Southampton fullback Cedric Soares in recent days, and it seems a deal is indeed on the cards. The player has informed the club of his wish to leave, and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed he would be allowed to go.

Soares joined the Saints from Sporting Lisbon in 2015 for €7 million and has been on their books since, but he spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan. This term, he has played in 19 games in total, of which 16 in the Premier League, scoring a single goal and assisting one as well. He was a regular member of the starting XI until he suffered a knee injury which he is still recovering from.



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