Arsenal team news update: 3 players could return for Norwich clash

By on June 30, 2020

Arsenal could have at least three of their injured players back for Wednesday night’s Premier League clash with Norwich City.

Mikel Arteta has been dealing with a crippling injury list in recent months but Lucas Torreira is on the verge of being in contention again after returning to full training having overcome an ankle injury. The Uruguayan international will be assessed before his availability for tomorrow’s game is known but it will be a big boost to have him back.

Mesut Ozil hasn’t featured since the restart and missed the FA Cup win over Sheffield United at the weekend due to a minor back injury but he will also be given a late fitness test to see if he’ll be available to return against Norwich.

One player who has been declared fit is Cedric Soares and the defender could make his long-awaited Arsenal debut after recovering from a broken nose so Arteta could have three players back in the squad tomorrow evening.

David Luiz limped off against Sheffield United on Sunday with a knee issue and the Brazilian is still being assessed to see if he’ll be available on Wednesday but obviously Pablo Mari won’t feature as he’s been ruled out for up to three months with an ankle injury.

Bernd Leno is also unlikely to play again this season after suffering a knee injury against Brighton while Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers are also on the long-term injury list so we still have plenty of players on the treatment table.

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A team news update on Arsenal.com confirmed today:

Cedric Soares
Back in full training and available for selection following facial injury.

Lucas Torreira
Back in full training and being assessed ahead of Norwich City (h) on Wednesday.

Mesut Ozil
Being assessed ahead of Norwich City (h) on Wednesday, following back soreness.

David Luiz
Right knee. Being assessed ahead of Norwich City (h) on Wednesday.

Bernd Leno
Right knee. Sustained moderate ligament sprain during Brighton & Hove (a) on June 20. Aiming to return to full training in approximately four weeks.

Pablo Mari
Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a). Has had a successful procedure to the injury this week. Aiming to return to full training in two to three months.

Gabriel Martinelli
Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21. Successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee. Will not be available for the current schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.

Calum Chambers
Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Rehabilitation post-surgical repair continuing and currently progressing well with running and gym work. Will not be available for the current schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.

Arsenal welcome Norwich to the Emirates tomorrow and we simply have to secure all three points if we want to stand a chance of making a late push for a European qualification place.


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