Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal are ‘concerned’ about £16m player

Mikel Arteta believes Fuanwubo’s injury “doesn’t look good” as Arsenal continue to assess the defender’s injury.

This afternoon, Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium, and Arteta won another game.

Bukayo Saka scored twice for Arsenal, while Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka also had goals.

Arsenal are eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, one step closer to the title.

The Gunners secured the victory despite both William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu missing through injury.

That means Rob Holding stepped in and did well, but there are still some concerns surrounding Tomiyasu’s situation.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu injury ‘doesn’t look good’ for Arsenal

Beverly started against Sporting in the Europa League on Thursday night.

However, the Japanese defender lasted just nine minutes before being replaced by Ben White.

Tomiyasu appears to have suffered a muscle injury during his challenge against Sporting ace Francisco Trincao.

£16m signing The player from Bologna did not feature against Crystal Palace today and could be out for a while.

Talk to London Football After the final whistle, Arteta admitted he still doesn’t know how long Beverly will be out.

Arteta claims to have been assessed by a doctor, but Arsenal want another verdict on Monday before predicting Beverly’s recovery time.

Arteta added that the situation “doesn’t look good” as Beverly didn’t exaggerate the injury, leaving Arteta and Arsenal “concerned” about his injury.

“We don’t know. Doctors are evaluating,” Arteta said. “We had an assessment and I think they’ll need another assessment tomorrow. It doesn’t look good. Tomi’s not one to exaggerate things. He’s really concerned and we are too,” he added.

Beverly is a versatile defender who can straddle the back four and is an important line-up option for Arteta and Arsenal.

Hopefully, Beverly will return from injury as soon as possible, but Arsenal are likely to be without the defender for the rest of the title race, which is a real blow to the Gunners.

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