Arsenal is currently in full swing with their preparation for the upcoming season, and their recent impressive 5-3 victory against Barcelona indicates they are on the right track.
However, Mikel Arteta is beginning to worry about injuries and fitness issues, which might lead to an injury problem. According to the Daily Mail, Declan Rice, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Folarin Balogun all had injury scares and were ruled out of the game versus Barcelona.
Declan Rice was injured during training, according to Arteta, thus the team decided not to risk him in the game. He wasn’t at ease enough to workout the day before or the day of the game.
Regarding Zinchenko, Arteta stated that the player is suffering from a small muscle problem and that, while he expects him to return soon, it was disappointing that he couldn’t participate in the full trip.
Folarin Balogun, on the other hand, has a future at the club, according to Arteta, but he must be fit and available to play minutes.
These injury worries present difficulties for Arteta and Arsenal as they prepare for the next season.