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Arsenal injury update: Rice, Gabriel and Partey latest return dates.



Two catastrophic injuries have befallen Arsenal since the club returned to action following the winter hiatus.

During the Gunners’ fortnight off, the squad retreated to Dubai, and it appeared that the training exercise had paid off, as Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both started the 5-0 rout of Crystal Palace.


Nonetheless, with the return of two players, two more could be sidelined; Declan Rice and Gabriel both sustained knocks during the encounter.

The MDfielder was substituted with twenty minutes remaining on the contest due to muscle tension that he had been experiencing.


Following the contest, Mikel Arteta remarked, “(Rice) was experiencing some tightness. I am unsure of which muscle it was. Nevertheless, at 3-0, it is evident that we do not wish to take any risks, given his assessment.


Rice will be evaluated further in the days to come prior to his January 30, 2024 match against Nottingham Forest.


Date of possible return: UnknownGabriel

A comparable narrative unfolded regarding defender Gabriel, who was limited to just over an hour in the triumph over Palace despite contributing significantly to two goals and netting one.


Arteta commented following the match: “He had some discomfort; he had a tackle in the first half and was a bit struggling, so it was the right moment to take them off.”


Date of possible return: UnknownGustavo Vieira

The midfielder resumed training in Dubai subsequent to groin surgery that was completed in November.


Mikel Arteta stated at the time that his return was scheduled for the winter break; however, he was once again absent from the squad that defeated Palace on matchday.


Possible return date: January 30th, Tuesday, against Nottingham ForestLeonardo Partey

Partey’s absence from the Africa Cup of Nations is anticipated to extend the time until he can return to the field.


READ ADDITIONALLYIt has been reported that, despite his thigh injury, he is still in excellent condition to return to action this month; therefore, a meeting with Forest is a possibility.


Possible return date: January 30th, Tuesday, against Nottingham Forest


Terrence Jurrien TimberJurrien Timber Arteta has provided an update on Timber’s extended absence, which was precipitated by a severe knee injury prior to the recent loss to Liverpool; his earliest possible return is scheduled for the spring.”He is doing really well but he is still far from being fit to train with the team, or something to compete with the team so we don’t expect him back anytime soon,” according to the manager of Arsenal.


Possible date of return: spring or summer 2024