The attention for Arsenal Football Club will now be switching from the Premier League to the FA Cup as they prepare to begin their defence of the trophy this weekend against Newcastle United. While the Gunners have historically been able to get the better of the Magpies more often than not, underestimating any team in a cup setting isn’t the smartest thing to do.
Prior to kickoff, courtesy of Arsenal.com, we have some updates for fans regarding the current injury status of Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey. As we all know, these two are incredibly big factors in Arsenal’s first team squad and the hope is that we’ll see them return sooner rather than later.
“There were no injury issues from the match at West Bromwich Albion last Saturday.
Gabriel previously tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling well and is showing no signs of illness. Only on the successful completion of the necessary protocols and medical checks in the coming days will Gabriel be able to return to full training with the squad.
Thomas is now back in full training with the squad after recovering from an injury to his left thigh. Thomas will continue to work hard to establish match fitness after being out of action for a month. He will be assessed regarding his availability ahead of Saturday’s match.
As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.”
Which of the two is the biggest miss for the Gunners?