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Arsenal’s Injury Troubles: Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey Out

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Arsenal faces a major challenge this season as injuries sideline both Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey. These key players were vital for the Gunners’ campaign. Now, they must push forward without them. Manager Mikel Arteta now has tough choices to make.

Gabriel Jesus moved to Arsenal from Manchester City last year. Since then, fitness issues have troubled him. He impressed in a midweek game against Sevilla, scoring and assisting. However, a hamstring injury took him off the field. Now, his return date is uncertain, making fans and staff anxious.

Arteta Confirms Bad News for Jesus

In a press conference, Mikel Arteta confirmed Gabriel Jesus’s injury. A scan revealed a muscle issue. Arteta couldn’t give a specific return date but remained hopeful. He mentioned,

“Gabi always surprises us. He felt something during an awkward move. This is bad news.”

Thomas Partey adds to Arsenal’s concerns. He’ll miss the next match against Sheffield United. He injured himself during training before the Sevilla match. Arteta said the injury’s full extent is unknown. Gabriel Jesus and Partey’s absence leaves a big gap, especially in midfield.

Concerns Over Odegaard’s Form

With key players out, Arteta faces another problem. Martin Odegaard‘s form has dipped recently. He was excellent last season for Arsenal. Now, his starting position is in question. The team needs to find its winning form.

Arteta noted Odegaard’s form drop. They’ve discussed the player’s performance. Arteta said,

“Our front players have set a high bar. It’s hard to reach. We need Odegaard to improve in areas to use his strengths.”

There’s talk of Declan Rice becoming captain if Odegaard’s form dips further. Arteta stresses the need to help Odegaard return to top form. With tough Premier League competition, Arteta and his staff must keep Arsenal competitive.

Injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey challenge Arsenal. Odegaard’s form dip adds to worries. Arsenal aims to stay competitive. The next weeks will test Arteta’s skills as he faces these challenges head-on.

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