Bukayo Saka is a major doubt for this game and is unlikely to be risked in this game. However, Gabriel Jesus will be named on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the final quarter if the Gunners are in need of a goal by then.
Arsenal thumped Forest 5-0 on Sunday to regain the top spot in the Premier League. However, it came at a cost as Reiss Nelson replaced winger Bukayo Saka due to injury in the first half. Nelson scored two goals and made an assist in the rout.
Mikel Arteta has discussed Bukayo Saka’s injury following Arsenal’s emphatic win over Nottingham Forest, stating that he ‘had a really bad kick and could not carry on’.
Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Sunday when they welcome Nottingham Forest to the Emirates Stadium.
Former Napoli defender Massimo Tarantino does not believe he is a hero, despite stepping in to halt the man responsible for multiple stabbings at a supermarket near Milan.
Mikel Arteta has provided an update on Arsenal defender Pablo Mari after he was stabbed in a supermarket on Thursday afternoon.
Speaking about the importance of finishing top and avoiding the likes of Barca in his pre-match press conference ahead of PSV, Arteta said: “This competition is getting harder and harder. It looks like the next round is going to be competitive that’s why it’s so important to finish top.”
They could of course meet them in the Round of 16 when the time comes, but that is an unnecessary extra step. Plus, Barca could fail to reach that round altogether – although that would admittedly be surprising. Let’s see if the Gunners can hold their nerve with a good performance in the Netherlands.
The Football Association have confirmed that no action will be taken against Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson over his clash with Arsenal centre-back Gabriel earlier this month.
Arsenal’s hierarchy will back manager Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window by making £50million available to spend on two new players, according to reports.