DEVASTATING NEWS: coming from Fabrizio Romano, ” I can’t win without him in the team he is one of the the main reason the team is on high performance, he brings stability and winning mentality to the team”. Two Arsenal most outstanding players is out with long term injuries adding them to the injury list. Arsenal are in real trouble without this players in the team. After Arsenal star broke his collarbone, Arteta said, “He’s out for a long time”.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has introduced uncertainty regarding the participation of key players Gabriel Jesus and Declan Rice in the upcoming Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest. Additionally, Arteta has definitively ruled out the inclusion of Thomas Partey, despite the midfielder’s recent return to training.

In a media briefing preceding the Nottingham Forest fixture, Arteta disclosed that late fitness assessments would determine the availability of Rice and Jesus. Addressing the situation on Monday, he stated that Thomas Partey would not be among the players under consideration for the match, emphasizing ongoing uncertainties with several others. Although Partey had resumed training, Arteta confirmed his absence from the squad. Regarding Rice, who had been substituted with a suspected hamstring injury in Arsenal’s recent victory over Crystal Palace, Arteta mentioned that the midfielder had undergone both training and missed sessions, expressing hope for his recovery. Concerning Gabriel Jesus, who sustained an injury in the December 29 clash against West Ham United, Arteta highlighted that the player’s unavailability was primarily attributed to muscle tightness.

Amidst the team’s preparations and uncertainties about player availability, Arteta faced questions about speculation linking him to the Barcelona managerial position following Xavi’s decision to step down after the current season. Swiftly dismissing these rumors, Arteta labeled them as “totally fake news” and expressed his dismay over the circulating reports. Asserting that he is in the right place and refuting any interest in joining Barcelona, Arteta emphasized caution when discussing personal matters publicly. He conveyed his upset feelings, particularly emphasizing the need for care in addressing personal information and highlighting the contradictory nature of the reported news.

When queried about his contract status and ongoing negotiations with the Arsenal board, Arteta maintained a measured response, stating that the future developments would unfold naturally. He affirmed his strong relationship with the board, expressing confidence in the collaborative process. Acknowledging that discussions regarding his contract extension were ongoing, Arteta emphasized that decisions would evolve organically, reflecting the established approach in his tenure with Arsenal since replacing Unai Emery in December 2019. With one year remaining on his current contract, Arteta, who has secured an FA Cup victory during his managerial tenure, continues to navigate both on-field challenges and off-field speculations about his future with the club.

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