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Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nelson – Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Brentford clash



Injury list has affected Arsenal’s  performance so let’s look at the expected time injured player can return back to the field

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Arsenal injury news: All the latest on Mikel Arteta’s squad fitness ahead of Premier League clash against Brentford

Arsenal survived the scare in Sunday’s title race as their title chances were unhurt after Saturday’s defeat to Everton as Manchester City were beaten 1-0 by north London rivals the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s side suffered their second league defeat of the campaign at Goodison Park as Sean Dyche scored in his first game as Toffees boss in a 1-0 win, then City had a chance to close the gap between they and the Gunners by two points.

However, Harry Kane’s 200th Premier League goal was enough to condemn City to a third consecutive away defeat in all competitions, with Arsenal’s five-point lead still intact.

The sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on 15 February, but first the Gunners host London rivals Brentford on Saturday in what will prove to be another tough test. has gathered all the latest injury news faced by the Gunners ahead of the game against the Bees.

Emile Smith Rowe

A groin problem has plagued Smith Rowe’s season so far, with the 22-year-old limited to just five Premier League appearances so far this season.

Emile Smith Rowe

The Hale End academy graduate returned with substitute games against Tottenham and Oxford United but missed the FA Cup tie against Manchester City as understand he is suffering from a sprain thigh and was excluded as a precaution.
This issue has also ruled him out for the Everton trip and it is currently unknown whether or not he will be available for Brentford selection.

Estimated return date: N/A

Gabriel Jesus

After suffering an internal ligament injury while playing for Brazil against Cameroon in the World Cup group stage, Jesus returned to London for knee surgery in hopes he would be out. football for at least a month.

Speaking to former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at Emirates Stadium last month, Jesus admitted he hoped to be back on the court in “four to five weeks”. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old provided another update on his fitness by posting an Instagram photo of himself on the training ground.

Expected return date: February/March 2023.

What Arteta said: “He’s progressing very well, he’s working very hard, he’s in the right place in terms of the time we’ve given him, but he’s still a bit far off.

“I’d like to see him very soon, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. We’ll have to be patient with that. But let’s see. It’s a complicated operation, with any operation there are always a lot of things you need to be careful of. He is a player who will push to be very quick on the pitch.”

Travel Nelson

The extent of Nelson’s hamstring injury was unknown and Arteta admitted after the friendly with Juventus in December that it could be problematic. A positive update popped up recently when Nelson posted on his Instagram story of him running on the treadmill.

However, the 23-year-old has since been photographed in training and could now return for the match against Brentford.

Expected Return Date: Available for Brentford (H) – 11 February

Mohammed Elneny

Elneny started in the FA Cup win against Oxford United and played the full 90 minutes. However, the Egyptian was absent from Arteta’s squad for the 2-0 win over Tottenham after suffering a knee problem in training before the match evaluation. Furthermore, there was no place on the bench to face Manchester United.

A club statement last week later confirmed the former Basel player will be out for an extended period, although no timetable has been given for his expected return.

“Following an injury sustained during a recent training session, subsequent assessments have confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has a significant injury to his right knee,” the update reads.

Mo has had successful surgery in London and will be ruled out for an extended period of time. A more detailed timetable will be established once the initial stages of rehabilitation have been completed.

“Everyone at the club will be giving Mo all the support he needs and working hard with him to get him back into action as soon as possible.”

Expected return date: N/A

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