Arsenal Manager provides worrying update on Saliba

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provide worrying update on the fitness of Saliba. William Saliba is facing a race against time to be declared fit for Arsenal clash against Manchester City next week. The French international has been unavailable for selection in recent few weeks as he continues to recover from a back injury.

What Arsenal Manager thinks about the fitness of Saliba

Arsenal medical staff are ‘cautious’ about Saliba’s injury. They do not want to aggravate his issue further by rushing him back. But the Gunners now have a vital seven days ahead of them in what could see them go on to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004. There is hope Saliba can speed up his rehabilitation this week. Gunners boss Arteta indicated last Friday that the centre-back is expected to recommence training on the grass this week.

On Tuesday, also injured Mohammed Elneny posted on his Instagram account. He posted a video of Saliba in the gym and exclaiming “Willy, vamos.”

Mikel Arteta’s side have not kept a clean sheet in the four games that Rob Holding has deputised for the Frenchman. Mikel Arteta has trusted William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of the defense this season. Arsenal want Saliba back as soon as possible. They have a title to win which they haven’t won for 19 years. William Saliba is willing to take the risk inorder to help Arsenal cross the line.

What Arteta has to say

Arteta while speaking to the media said:-

“No big news, the picture hasn’t changed from last week. And regarding William, we still have to wait a little bit more.

“We want to be very certain when we push him that he is ready to absorb the load and the risk that we would take, and at the moment that’s not possible to do.’

‘But he’s not there yet to start throwing him on the pitch at the level that is demanded to compete in this league.’

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