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Arsenal injury roundup

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:

Hector Bellerin
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 Lacazette
Alex is now back in full training after testing positive for Covid-19 and has returned to full training ahead of Wednesday’s match.

Gabriel Magalhaes
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 Martinelli
Gabriel has returned to full training after suffering from lower leg cramps on Sunday.

Eddie Nketiah
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 Odegaard
Martin has now received full clearance to play and is available for selection.

Thomas Partey
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 Runarsson
Alex is now back in full training following testing positive for Covid-19.

Kieran Tierney
Kieran has returned to full training after suffering from cramps in his thigh on Sunday.

Ben White
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
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.