Partey, Saka, Willian: Arsenal injury updates and return dates ahead of Molde clash

Arsenal travel to Norway hoping to return to winning ways, after their recent inconsistent Premier League form.

A goalless draw with Leeds United on Sunday was preceded by a 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa before the international break, and Arsenal boss Arteta will be desperate for his side to find their touch in front of goal.

However, the north Londoners will have to do it without several key players, with some missing the trip. 

Express Sport takes a look at the latest Arsenal injury news and return dates. 

Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey did not travel with the squad as he continues his recovery from the thigh injury picked up against Aston Villa earlier this month.

Arsenal say Partey is “progressing” in his rehabiliation but do not mention if he will be available for the visit of Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday.

It could be more likely that the midfielder returns against Rapid Wien or Tottenham the week after. 

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Mohamed Elneny

Elneny is still undergoing self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus whilst on international duty. 

In a statement, Arsenal said: “Tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Egypt.

“Mo is asymptomatic and following protocols ahead of returning to training. He is unavailable for Thursday’s match.”

Gabriel Martinelli

Martinelli could be back sooner than expected after being sidelined since June 21 when he suffered a left knee injury during a training session.

The 19-year-old forward has had a successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee.

He was initially ruled out until the end of 2020 but he has been running outside, alongside daily strengthening and recovery programme at London Colney.

Arsenal say the Brazilia has been involved in group sessions and is aiming to return to full training by next month.

Pablo Mari

Arteta has not been able to call on Pablo Mari yet this season after the 27-year-old sprained ankle ligaments against Manchester City on June 17.

However, the centre-back is expected to be available soon as Arsenal have confirmed that he has been integrated back into full training.

Sead Kolasinac

Kolasinac is also out of the Molde game, as he continues self-isolation after tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Bosnia & Herzegovina.

David Luiz

Luiz missed the Leeds clash following birth of his daughter at the weekend, but has travelled with the squad to Norway and is in contention to play.


The winger sustained a slight calf issue during the match at Leeds, and has not travelled to Molde.

Arsenal have confirmed that the Brazilian will continue to be assessed and is aiming to be available for Sunday’s match against Wolves.


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