Predicted Lineups: Premier League: Current Status of Zinchenko’s Injury, Anticipated Starting Lineup, and Official Team Updates

Arlo Gibbons


Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta has expressed hope that Oleksandr Zinchenko will recover from his calf injury and feature in their match against Brighton. Zinchenko was substituted in the second half during their game against Newcastle last week, and it was initially believed that he would miss the remainder of the season. However, Arsenal is still optimistic about the Ukraine international’s chances of playing in their next few matches.

If Zinchenko doesn’t make the cut, Kieran Tierney will be his replacement, and the Scottish international is ready to step in. However, Arsenal will lose the services of William Saliba for the remainder of the season due to the back injury he suffered in March. It is uncertain whether Saliba will be fit for the next game, but it’s not looking hopeful.

Jakub Kiwior will most likely continue to play in Saliba’s absence in central defence. Arteta has praised the Polish defender, calling him “really impressive” and “really calm” during their previous games, despite facing tough opposition.

Arteta has revealed his predicted Arsenal XI consisting of Ramsdale, White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Tierney, Jorginho, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Jesus, and Martinelli in a 4-3-3 formation.

It’s safe to say that Arsenal‘s injury woes have been a major headache this season, with several key players sidelined for weeks on end. However, the Gunners have still managed to record some impressive results, and Arteta will be looking to end the season on a high note.

Despite Arsenal‘s up-and-down season, Kiwior’s performances have been a welcome surprise for fans and Arteta alike. The 19-year-old defender joined Arsenal‘s Under-23 side in January 2021 on a short-term loan from Legia Warsaw and has made six appearances for the senior team.

His measured approach to defending and ability to remain composed under pressure have won him praise from the Arsenal boss and fans alike. Although he has shown a lot of potential, Arteta knows that Kiwior still has a lot to learn, and he’s looking forward to seeing him develop his skills in the coming years.

In conclusion, Arsenal‘s match against Brighton will be a crucial one as the Gunners look to secure a Europa League spot. While they would have liked to have a fully fit squad, they will rely on their substitutes’ depth to overcome their shortages. As for Kiwior, he has a chance to elevate himself as a player in the upcoming matches, and it will be exciting to see what he can do.


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