Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah picked up a knee problem in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
The forward came on at half-time and scored the home side’s second goal but the forward will need to be assessed over the next few days to ascertain the seriousness of the injury.
While the early signs suggest that Nketiah has only sustained a knock, he does remain a minor doubt for next weekend’s game versus Manchester United at the Emirates.
Gabriel Jesus played his first minutes of the season on Saturday, coming on for Declan Rice in the final few minutes of injury time.
The Brazilian international had to undergo minor surgery at the start of this month but he has recovered very quickly and he will be in contention to start against United.
Arsenal have two long-term absentees
Mohamed Elneny has still not returned to full training despite the Egyptian international having spent the best part of eight months sidelined with his own knee injury.
The midfielder had an operation all the way back in January and, while he did travel to the USA as part of the club’s pre-season tour, he did not play any games as he continues his recovery. From the looks of things, we may not see him this side of the international break.
Jurrien Timber is expected to miss most of the 2023/24 campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The Dutchman only joined from Ajax for £38m last month but he lasted barely 50 minutes into his Premier League debut before he had to be substituted. It was a huge blow for the player who had impressed in the Community Shield win over Manchester City.
It is expected that Arsenal will go back into the market before the transfer window closes on Friday to find a replacement.