Arsenal continued their good run of form on Sunday as they overcame West Ham to continue their charge towards the top four this season.
That is all despite the absence of some key players for the clash.
Long-term injuries to Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey has kept them out for a considerable amount of time, while centre-back Ben White missed the game at the weekend, Bukayo Saka and Takehiro Tomiyasu both had to be substituted due to slight issues.
Mikel Arteta was asked about a number of injured players after the final whistle at the London Stadium and with a key game against Leeds United coming up next week, gave an update on whether or not more players will be joining the aforementioned Partey and Tierney in the medical room.
The winger continues to go from strength to strength and set up the opening goal of the game against West Ham.
Taken off with just minutes left in the match, it was the third game in the row the England international failed to finish the match.
Last week against United, Saka was seen limping after the match and was a doubt for the Hammers on Sunday.
Arteta addressed injury concerns once again in east London.
What Arteta has said: “Bukayo was fine, he was really fatigued and he has been through a little injury as well.”
The English centre-back has been an ever-present for the Gunners since joining from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer and has struck up a formidable partnership with Gabriel.
The north London side didn’t miss his presence too much but will be hoping his absence isn’t a long one with key games coming up.
Mikel Arteta did not have an update on White, who picked up an injury against Manchester United last week, with regards to when he will return.
The injury was picked up in the 3-1 win over Manchester United last Saturday.
Arsenal were able to start Takehiro Tomiyasu for the first time since the first game of 2022, a 2-1 loss to Man City.
The right back has been sorely missed and his presence at the back, as well as going forward, allowed the Gunners to widen the pitch and cause damage to West Ham United.
The Japanese international lasted 78 minutes on his comeback before being taken off and manager Arteta relayed fears that he was injured.
What Arteta has said: “Hopefully, he’s fine.”
The Ghanaian midfielder picked up a severe injury against Crystal Palace on his return from international duty.
Whether he manages to return this season remains to be seen.
What Arteta has said: “He’s [Partey] progressing but he had a significant injury, a recurring injury as well. We don’t expect him to make progress that quickly to see him this season, but hopefully I am wrong.”
The Scottish left-back is set to miss the rest of the season, having been dealt a blow to his knee.