As the race for the Premier League high 4 intensifies, Arsenal head into one other recreation understanding something however three factors is a blow to their UEFA Champions League aspirations. Manchester United’s mid-week victory noticed a change at fourth place within the league however the Gunners have three video games in hand over of their rivals. Saturday’s fixture in opposition to Brentford gives Mikel Arteta’s facet the proper alternative to not solely leap-frog West Ham United in fifth however shut the hole to 2 factors to United. The reverse fixture initially of the season noticed Brentford win 2-0 and Arteta shall be eager to keep away from historical past repeating itself months later. Ahead of the sport, soccer.london has rounded up all of the newest injury and suspension news on the Emirates in a bid to see who is out there for Mikel Arteta for one more important fixture within the high 4 race.
Takehiro Tomiyasu In welcome news for Arsenal, Tomiyasu returned to full coaching on Tuesday after lacking video games resulting from a calf injury. The right-back has been in spectacular type since becoming a member of the north London outfit in the summertime and his return shall be a significant enhance to the membership’s high 4 hopes. The win over Wolves final week got here too quickly for the Japan worldwide however he stands an opportunity of showing in opposition to Brentford on Saturday, if solely from the bench. Gabriel Martinelli Brazilian striker Martinelli will miss the Brentford tie resulting from suspension. Having picked up a quickfire two yellow playing cards in opposition to Wolves final week, Martinelli will face a one-game ban With it solely being the Brentford tie, Martinelli shall be allowed to return to the first-team for subsequent week’s match in opposition to Wolves – the staff he was despatched off in opposition to. Keiran Tierney Kieran Tierney was conspicuous by his absence from the staff’s coaching session on Tuesday. Every participant was noticed in a brief clip on YouTube however there was no Scotsman to be seen. Though there was no official phrase from the membership relating to Tierney being injured and unavailable for Saturday’s tie, him not being noticed in coaching could also be a trigger for concern.