Arsenal have provided an update on the status of a number of players following a recent outbreak of Covid cases among the squad. Ben White was the latest absentee having contracted Coronavirus just days before Arsenal were due to face Chelsea in the Premier League.
The club have now posted an update on the status of various players via their official website:
Right thigh. Hector was unavailable for Sunday’s match with a tight thigh. Hector is back in training and being assessed ahead of Wednesday’s match.
Alex is now back in full training after testing positive for Covid-19 and has returned to full training ahead of Wednesday’s match.
Right knee. Gabriel sustained an injury to his right knee with the Brazilian Olympic Squad. Gabriel is progressing well and is now back in training with the squad.
Gabriel has returned to full training after suffering from lower leg cramps on Sunday.
Right ankle. Eddie sustained bruising to his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on 1 August. Eddie is working hard with the medical team and is aiming to be back in training in early September.
Martin has now received full clearance to play and is available for selection.
Right ankle. Thomas sustained an injury to ligaments in his right ankle during the friendly match against Chelsea on 1 August. Thomas is working hard with the medical team and is aiming to be back in training by the end of August.
Alex is now back in full training following testing positive for Covid-19.
Kieran has returned to full training after suffering from cramps in his thigh on Sunday.
Ben tested positive for Covid-19 last week ahead of the Chelsea match and will not be available for Wednesday’s match. Ben’s health and fitness will be continually monitored ahead of the weekend.
Willian tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Brentford match. Willian’s health and fitness will be continually monitored ahead of Wednesday’s match.