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Injury Updates: Arsenal’s recovery timeline for key players following Partey’s scare against Manchester City

Injury Updates: Arsenal’s recovery timeline for key players following Partey’s scare against Manchester City

Arsenal was eliminated from the FA Cup on Friday night, losing 1-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the fourth round.

William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard were all rested for the Gunners’ trip to the north.

Pep Guardiola earned revenge against his former assistant coach Mikel Arteta with a goal from Nathan Ake in the second half.

On Saturday, Arteta’s squad will travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in the Premier League in Sean Dyche’s first game in charge of the Toffees. 

A look at the latest Arsenal injury news, including updates on Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe, ahead of that crucial match.

Thomas Partey

Partey is the most recent injury concern for Mikel Arteta, as the midfielder was replaced during the 1-0 FA Cup loss to Manchester City. 

The Ghana international sustained a rib injury in the first half and was eventually replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga at halftime as his condition deteriorated.

According to football.london’s insight, the initial prognosis for Partey’s injury is that it is not considered serious.

The Gunners will continue to evaluate him prior to their match against Everton, but it is anticipated that the Ghanaian will be able to play.

What Mikel Arteta said: “He had some discomfort and it was getting worse and worse. He could not continue and he was not comfortable to continue. No initial diagnosis. Tomorrow (Saturday), or the day after it will have to be an MRI scan and we’ll see what he has.”

Expected return date: Everton (A) – February 4

Emile Smith Rowe

Smith Rowe has struggled to contribute to the first team in the early stages of the current season due to injury concerns.

The graduate of the Hale End academy returned to action following the World Cup break, but was ruled out of the match against Manchester City due to a thigh strain.

Expected return date: N/A

Mohamed Elneny

Elneny started last and played the full 90 minutes in the FA Cup victory over Oxford United.

However, the Egyptian was not included in Arteta’s squad for the win at Tottenham, as the Gunners were evaluating a knee injury he sustained in training prior to the Tottenham match, and he had no place on the bench against Manchester United.

What Arteta has said: “I don’t think he will be [available],” Arteta added. “He had some issues with his knee that we are assessing at the moment and we will have to see how he evolves in the next couple of days.

“There are concerns, especially [because he] is a player who never complains about anything. But let’s see.”

Expected return date: N/A

Gabriel Jesus

Jesus sustained a medial ligament injury while playing for Brazil against Cameroon in the group stage of the World Cup.

Later, the 25-year-old returned to London for knee surgery, with the expectation that he will miss at least one more month of football action.

Jesus told former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last weekend at Emirates Stadium that he hopes to return to action in “four to eight weeks.”

Expected return date: February / March 2023.

What Arteta has said: “He’s progressing really well, he’s working really hard, he’s in the right place in terms of the time that we set for him, but he’s still a bit far.

“I’d like to see him very quickly but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. We’re gonna have to be patient with that one. But let’s see. It’s a complicated surgery, in any surgery, there are always a lot of things were you have to be cautious He’s a player that’s going to push to be really fast on the pitch.”

Reiss Nelson

The severity of Nelson’s hamstring injury is unknown at this time, but Arteta acknowledged after the exhibition match against Juventus that it could be problematic.

Nelson recently posted a positive update to his Instagram story in which he is pictured running on a treadmill.

What Arteta has said: “We don’t know the extent of the injury. The fact that he had to leave the pitch straight away is not good news, especially with someone like Reiss who is really powerful and fast. Let’s see what will happen. We know what we have to do and that doesn’t change the plans [for the transfer window].”

Expected return date: Unknown.

Injury Updates: Arsenal’s recovery timeline for key players following Partey’s scare against Manchester City

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