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Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard: Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Sporting CP clash

Arsenal’s attention will turn away from the Premier League for the first time in over a month when they travel to Portugal to face Sporting CP in the Europa League round of 16.

Mikel Arteta’s side made a sensational comeback against Bournemouth in the league at the weekend but the Spaniard seems to have fresh injury worries.

Eddie Nketiah missed the match with a knockout, while Leandro Trossard was substituted after just 22 minutes. On a positive note, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe both appeared at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday while continuing their recovery from injury, with Nelson being the man of the moment for his late, late winner.

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Gabriel Jesus is also edging towards a long-awaited return, although Arteta could worry about his attacking options in Portugal, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli being the only attackers who are definitely fully fit. Having said that football.london has compiled the latest injury news and expected return dates from north London.

Leandro Trossard

Trossard appeared to take some sort of knock before signaling to the coaching staff that he could not continue and was eventually substituted for Emile Smith Rowe in the 22nd minute.

What Arteta said: “It’s a concern, he came to me straight away and said he couldn’t go on, he felt something when he drove back so we had to undress him,” said the Spaniard when asked what happened to him talented attacker. “We’ll examine him and see how he’s doing.”

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Expected return date: N / A

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