Arsenal return to Premier League play on Sunday as they travel to Brentford, hoping to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Manchester United.
The Gunners are first after five wins in six games. Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday postponed their match against Everton last weekend.
Thursday’s Europa League match against PSV has also been postponed. The match may be rescheduled before the World Cup break in November. The match against Brentford was also feared to be postponed, but it has been changed from 2pm to 12pm.
Oleksandr Zinchenko started for 74 minutes at Old Trafford. Takehiro Tomiyasu played more minutes during the week after beginning against FC Zurich.
Here, football.london looks at Arsenal’s injury news before of Sunday’s match against Brentford.
The Ghanaian midfielder started Arsenal’s first three league games but has missed Fulham, Aston Villa, and Manchester United.
The 29-year-old has a stiff right thigh after training, according to football.london’s Kaya Kaynak. Early this week, reports suggested he had returned to training, boosting Mikel Arteta.
Elneny is out after injuring himself in August’s 2-1 win against Fulham. The 30-year-old replaced Partey alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield and played 90 minutes.
The Egyptian will miss time with a hamstring issue, according to football.london.
Arteta: “With Mo (Elneny), it’s easier and we’re talking months.”
Nelson injured himself in training a few weeks ago and will likely be out for a while, citing Arteta.
Arteta stated, “Everyone exercised this week and is well except Reiss, who’s been injured for a few weeks.
“He felt something during training; we scanned him and got dreadful news. Muscular injury; he’ll be back soon. We don’t know yet. They must retest.