William Saliba’s injury is ‘worse than initially feared’ so he will surely miss Arsenal’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Sunday, get the latest on him
Mikel Arteta finally gave the 21-year-old his chance with the first team at the start of the season. Since then, he has been a vital part of the team’s title challenge.
William Saliba injury update, news, return date and history ahead of FPL GW 28
William Saliba had to leave after just 21 minutes of Thursday’s Europa League loss to Sporting Lisbon, but Mikel Arteta said he believed his centre-back was only slightly injured. The former Saint-Etienne defender was not involved in Saturday’s training session, with RMC saying he will be out for several weeks.
L’Equipe (via The Sun) report that William Saliba could be out for “several weeks” with a back injury, with the defender also reportedly out of the France squad for the upcoming international break.
|19/20||metatarsal fracture||November 4, 2019||January 20, 2020||77 days||15|
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🚨❌ 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 | Arsenal defender William Saliba is reportedly out for weeks with a back injury @lequipe. pic.twitter.com/aNI7cW3IoD
– EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) March 18, 2023
If that happens, William Saliba will have to leave the France squad ahead of their next Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Ireland.
Arsenal injury concerns over Crystal Palace clash
Arsenal will play Crystal Palace tomorrow, and Crystal Palace is in danger of slipping. Rob Holding is likely to replace William Saliba, who will not play again against Leeds United until April 1. However, Arteta will be able to bring in Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard. Jesus, who made his first start for the club since November, was uninjured. Trossard, on the other hand, did get injured.
🗞️| William Saliba is not in Arsenal’s squad for Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace. According to Leaked Lineups, guard Reuell Walters replaced Saliba in the game-day lineup. #afc #ARSCRY pic.twitter.com/i9qLIimY1K
– Arsenal Buzz (@ArsenalBuzzCom) March 18, 2023
The Belgium international has been a big surprise since arriving from Brighton in January. However, he is expected to be sidelined ahead of the international break due to an injury he sustained against Bournemouth earlier this month.
Trossard returns from injury
Trossard surprised everyone with his comeback against Fulham last weekend. In a very strong first half, he contributed 3 assists in the 3-0 win. The 28-year-old looked miserable at the end of Thursday’s game. He took part in all of Saturday’s practice and will try to start.
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— Leandro Trossard (@LTrossard) March 12, 2023
Takehiro Tomiyasu was also injured against Sporting , but Arsenal have yet to comment on his injury. The former Bologna defender left the Emirates Stadium on crutches, so the outlook isn’t looking good.
“I don’t know. Beverly looked pretty serious from his reaction and what he said to me, but obviously it’s too early,” Arteta said after his side’s penalty shoot-out loss.
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