Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be facing several injury concerns as his team prepares to take on Wolves this weekend. Despite having pulled off an impressive win against Leeds United in their last outing, Arteta cannot afford to let his team’s guard down in the face of current challenges.
For starters, Aubameyang is still struggling with an illness that has kept him out of the action in recent matches. His return to the squad will, therefore, largely depend on his quick recovery and ability to resume full training sessions. Another key player facing injury problems is captain Granit Xhaka, who missed Arsenal‘s previous game due to a back issue. Although his condition has since improved, it remains to be seen if he will feature in the upcoming game against Wolves.
Arteta will also be worried about the fitness of key defenders, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin. Tierney has been grappling with a calf problem that has forced him to miss training sessions and key matches. Bellerin, on the other hand, is dealing with a tight hamstring, a condition that could easily worsen if he is rushed back to the pitch. These two players are crucial to Arsenal‘s defensive setup, and their absence could prove quite costly for the team.
Injuries have been a major concern for Arsenal this season, with key players like Thomas Partey, Gabriel Martinelli, and Pablo Mari all missing significant chunks of the current campaign. Partey, in particular, has been a huge loss for the team, with Arteta having to rely on a makeshift midfield setup in his absence. The Ghanaian international is yet to recover from his injury troubles, and his absence has significantly weakened Arsenal‘s midfield.
Despite the injury concerns, Arsenal has shown resilience in recent weeks, picking up some vital wins to climb up the Premier League table. The team’s victory over Leeds United was particularly impressive, with Arteta’s tactics paying off as Arsenal secured a stunning 4-2 victory. The Spaniard will, therefore, be hoping that his team can carry on with that same fighting spirit as they prepare to take on Wolves.
Injury concerns are part and parcel of any football season, with teams having to make do with what they have at their disposal. For Arsenal, however, the number of players on the sidelines is starting to take a toll on the team. As they prepare to take on Wolves, Arteta will need to come up with a solid game plan that accommodates the players available and ensures that his team picks up a crucial victory. Ultimately, it will be a test of his tactical nous and the team’s determination to come out on top.