rsenal are set to be with out William Saliba for in the present day’s Premier League conflict with Crystal Palace.
Saliba was compelled off early throughout Thursday’s shock Europa League defeat by Sporting Lisbon because of a again concern.
The centre-back, who has began each League sport for Arsenal this season, was set to be assessed within the hope that he might play this weekend.
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“William, I don’t know. He had some discomfort and couldn’t stick with it, so we needed to take him off,” mentioned supervisor Mikel Arteta on Thursday night time.
Nonetheless, subsequent reviews from France have since acknowledged that Saliba is dealing with a number of weeks within the remedy room and received’t participate in worldwide responsibility.
Arteta should now determine the way to take care of Saliba’s absence, with Rob Holding and Jakub Kiwior choices to fit in alongside Gabriel Magalhaes at centre-back. Ben White is also switched from right-back, whereas Kieran Tierney provides one other potential resolution.
Takehiro Tomiyasu additionally got here off injured in opposition to Sporting and his harm seems severe. The best-back damage his knee and left the Emirates Stadium on crutches.
“With Tomi, it’s not wanting good,” Arteta mentioned. “He was in numerous ache and it seems fairly nasty on his knee, however we don’t know.”
Arsenal ought to make modifications from Thursday night time’s loss to Sporting as they welcome Palace, who at the moment are with out a supervisor after sacking Gunners icon Patrick Vieira on Friday.
Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey are because of come again into the midfield, whereas Bukayo Saka ought to be part of an assault led by Gabriel Jesus.
Eddie Nketiah and Mohamed Elneny stay sidelined. 18-year-old defender Reuell Walters is about to make the senior matchday squad with no Saliba or Tomiyasu.
Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Sunday 2pm GMT.
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
Referee: Stuart Attwell.
Arsenal squad from: Hein, Ramsdale, Turner; Gabriel, Holding, Kiwior, Saliba, Tierney, White, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Vieira, Xhaka; Jesus, Martinelli, Nelson.
Injured: Elneny (knee), Nketiah (knee), Tomiyasu (knee), Saliba (again)