Arsenal injury update: Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard latest news and return dates


rsenal is waiting for good news on the injury front with some key players absent at the moment.

Gabriel Jesus is about to make a long-awaited return from knee surgery, with Mohamed Elneny being another long-term missing.

Minor issues concern Leandro Trossard and Eddie Nketiah, both of whom missed Thursday’s draw at Sporting CP.

Illness has affected Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney.

Here is your latest update from Arsenal injuries and return dates…

Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal fans reached fever pitch this week as Brazil striker Jesus returned to training after undergoing knee surgery during the World Cup.

There was speculation he would even fly to Lisbon and play in the Europa League but unfortunately that wasn’t the case and he will continue to improve his fitness if he misses against Fulham this weekend – but a return before the international break is in sight.

“We’re going to try not to push him back,” said Mikel Arteta. “We’ll try to strike a fair balance between what he needs and when he’s comfortable and also give the team the boost that they will certainly need over the next few weeks. All goes well.”


Leandro Trossard

Trossard missed the trip to Sporting with a groin problem picked up early in last weekend’s win against Bournemouth.

Arteta described the Belgian’s situation immediately after that game as a ‘concern’ and he remains in deep doubt as to whether he will face Fulham. However, the problem is not believed to be much more serious and he could return for the second leg against Sporting.

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Martin Odegaard

In a difficult week for the Arsenal captain, he was unwell ahead of the Europa League trip before flying to Portugal after recovering somewhat.

That proved to be a false dawn and he was once again under the bettor of missing Thursday’s game. But Odegaard is back on the mend and is expected to play against Fulham.

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Eddie Nketiah

An ankle injury continues to make Nketiah a huge doubt for this weekend’s game. The 23-year-old striker was left out of the starting XI in the recent win at Leicester but was not included in the squad against Bournemouth or Sporting.

Arteta said last week: “To be honest it’s a bit uncertain what’s going to happen to him. Let’s see and keep the options open. He’s very confident so hopefully he’ll be fine.”

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Kieran Tierney

Like Odegaard, Tierney suffered from an illness before the Sporting game and missed when Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu shared the place at left-back in Lisbon.

The Scot should be fit to get on the bench at Fulham.

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Mohammed Elneny

Elneny’s season is over after suffering a serious knee injury in training at the end of January.

Following an operation, the Egyptian’s official timeframe was described by Arsenal as an ‘extended period’.


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