4 Arsenal Stars Ruled Out of Liverpool Clash As Arteta Provides “Tricky” Saliba Injury Update

4 Arsenal Stars Ruled Out of Liverpool Clash As Arteta Provides "Tricky" Saliba Injury Update

According to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville should Mikel Arteta’s side overcome Liverpool on Sunday they would finally become favourites for the title.

Ahead of the Premier League clash Arteta issued an update regarding the fitness of Saliba.

Arsenal will have to make do without star centre-back Saliba for Sunday’s clash.

The France international has been absent from the past two league games after sustaining an injury against Sporting in the Europa League.

On Saliba’s fitness, Arteta said, via Football.London: “He is progressing, unfortunately, he still has some discomfort in his back.

“He’s not gonna be fit for this game and we’re trying to do everything to feel better, but not yet.”

On whether the 22-year-old would feature again this season the Arsenal boss added: “Yeah, I am very hopeful and he is as well.

“Back injuries are a bit tricky and how they evolve with the load that you put in certain areas. Let’s push it and see how he copes with that. He’s so willing to be back in the team.”

Arsenal is set to welcome back two of their key players for their upcoming crucial match, as Ben White is expected to make a comeback after his recent absence, and Bukayo Saka should also be available again.

Saka missed the club’s previous game against Leeds United due to illness but is now expected to return to the squad. Unfortunately, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Mohamed Elneny are both dealing with long-term injuries and are not expected to return before the end of the season.

In addition, Arsenal is likely to remain without Eddie Nketiah for the foreseeable future.

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