Takehiro Tomiyasu was seen leaving Emirates on crutches after the match

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that the injury of Takehiro Tomiyasu is pretty serious. The player left the Emirates stadium on crutches. While William Saliba was also another casualty the Gunners faced in the match. Sporting Lisbon knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League. Furthermore they lost the match on penalties. But that was not the first blow for the Gunners that night. Mikel Artea faced some early casualties in the match. Takehiro Tomiyasu was the first one to be subbed off. The player landed awkwardly after a collision with another player and therefore was subbed off within the first 8 minutes. Ben White replaced the player in the defense. Furthermore William Saliba was quick to follow the Japanese international. The young player had to come off the pitch because of what looked like a back problem.

Mikel Arteta shares an update on Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba

The injury of both Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba is a big blow to the Arsenal team. William Saliba has been an important player for the Gunners so far this season. And Takehiro Tomiyasu have just had an unfortunate season so far. The player finally got the chance to prove himself in the Europa League. However now it looks like he have sustained another injury. While sharing updates on the players the manager commented, “Willy [Saliba], I don’t know, he had some discomfort and could not continue so we had to take him out.” On asked about Tomiyasu’s condition, the manager shared, “I don’t know. Tomiyasu looks pretty serious from his reaction straight away and what he said to me, but obviously it’s very early.” Manchester United‘s manager Erik ten Hag had suggested that Arsenal have been fortunate regarding the injuries this season.

Arsenal on the injury problems this season

However Arteta and and other Gunners fans disagree with this statement. “We’ve been carrying injuries throughout the season” Arteta commented “We had Emile out for four months, Jesus for four months, Thomas for a month and a half, Alex for two and half months, Eddie for a month and a half.” He further added, “We had quite a lot of injuries already, but we dealt with it. The disappointment is not going to go away it’s there now.”

Arsenal are currently solely focusing on Premier League. This would be their first Premier League title win since 2004 if they manage to win this season.

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