Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka remains a doubt for Saturday’s game against Chelsea due to a hamstring problem.
The England international pulled up in the first half of the 2-1 defeat to Lens in the Champions League at the start of this month, and he was unavailable for the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Due to the injury, Saka was unable to link up with England during the international break and there has been no sign so far that he has returned to training with Arsenal ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
There were concerns about Thomas Partey’s fitness after he was substituted at half-time during Ghana’s friendly against Mexico on Sunday.
However, the Black Stars manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that the decision was pre-planned and, as long as the midfield comes through the game versus the USA unscathed, he will be available for the Chelsea match.
Like Saka, William Saliba had to withdraw from international duty due to fitness concerns. He has been carrying a toe injury in recent fixtures but there is hope that a two week break will be enough for the problem to clear up.
Updates on 2 other Arsenal players
Leandro Trossard only lasted 45 minutes against Manchester City, and it was later revealed that the Belgian international was suffering from a tight hamstring.
It is believed that Trossard’s substitution was only a precaution so there is optimism that he will be back in contention to face Chelsea.
Jurrien Timber is currently in rehabilitation after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury on his league debut against Nottingham Forest back in August. He is not expected to return before sometime in the New Year.