Arsenal vs. Brentford: Saka and Rice injury update, both certain not to feature in the match today
Today is Arsenal’s return to play! The Gunners face Brentford in the third round of the Carabao Cup, with a number of periphery players looking for minutes, including Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe, and Jakub Kiwior.
Arsenal begin their Carabao Cup campaign against Premier League opponents Brentford this evening. The Gunners will be looking for a cup run after not winning the domestic cup since 1993. However, there are a few injury issues for the team to ponder…
Mikel Arteta’s team were left disappointed after a 2-2 draw with local rivals Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend. Arsenal had taken the lead twice, but Son Heung-min equalized each times to earn a point for Spurs, who are level on points with their north London rivals.
The Gunners are dealing with a mini-injury problem, with Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka both picking up injuries against the Lillywhites, albeit neither is regarded to be severe. Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli have both been ruled out with hamstring injuries, while Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber are both out with long-term injuries.