Mikel Arteta issues Leandro Trossard update as Arsenal win marred by fresh injury blow

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Mikel Arteta issues Leandro Trossard update as Arsenal win marred by fresh injury blow

Mikel Arteta acknowledges that Leandro Trossard’s injury is a cause for concern, as the player has expressed that he is unable to continue.

Trossard was compelled to leave the game within the first thirty minutes, adding to Arsenal’s growing list of injuries.

Since Gabriel Jesus is injured, Arteta has been experimenting with Trossard in a false nine position, and the Belgian has been performing well.

With Trossard now injured, Arteta will have to come up with new ideas for attacking in the final third.

Arsenal will have to evaluate Trossard’s condition promptly, as they have a lot of games to play in both domestic and European competitions.

Arteta said of Trossard’s injury: “It is a worry, he came to me straight away and said he couldn’t continue, he’d felt something when he was tracking back, so we had to take him off. We’ll assess him and see how he is.”

Eddie Nketiah, who is also nursing an injury, has been playing in Gabriel Jesus’ absence. Following Trossard’s injury, Gabriel Martinelli moved to a central position while Emile Smith Rowe shifted to the left. Arsenal has a small squad, which has been a source of concern, but they have been fortunate enough to avoid injuries to key players thus far.

The timing of Trossard’s injury is unfortunate, as Arsenal will be playing Sporting Lisbon twice in the next two weeks as part of their European commitments. Despite Trossard’s early exit, Arsenal managed to come back from being two goals down to beat Bournemouth.

Bournemouth, who scored within the first 10 seconds, appeared to be on the verge of an incredible upset when they went 2-0 ahead in the 60th minute. However, Arsenal staged a comeback and secured a dramatic victory in the 97th minute, thanks to a spectacular strike from Reiss Nelson that electrified the home crowd.

Arteta expressed his delight, saying, “I’m incredibly happy. It was just mad. Those feelings of happiness and joy. It was a really special way and it took until the last second to earn it. I am really proud of them [the players]. They never gave up. There is nothing like sharing those great moments with your people.

“I’m so happy for him [Reiss Nelson]. It’s just another game, another three points. To win three games in a week [ Leicester, Everton, Bournemouth] is very important. We want to stay there [at the top] for as long as possible. There are still a lot of games to play but that’s the beauty of it.”

Mikel Arteta issues Leandro Trossard update as Arsenal win marred by fresh injury blow

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