Injury update on Gabriel Magalhaes ahead Manchester City showdown

Arsenal are facing multiple injury concerns with key players like Gabiel Magalhaes ahead of the title showdown with Manchester City

by Jay Jay Sport

Arsenal are facing multiple injury concern with their key players like Gabiel Magalhaes & Bukayo Saka ahead of the title showdown with Man City this weekend in the Premier League.

Ahead of the crucial Premier League title clash against Manchester City next weekend, The Gunners are working to ensure the return of most of their injured players, including their center back Gabriel Magalhaes.

Gabriel Magalhaes absence will be a huge blow for Arsenal, particularly given his role in the defence line alongside William Saliba, contributing to 9 clean sheets while he’s been on the pitch of play.

The 26-year-old was called up to the Brazil squad for the international friendlies against England and Spain but withdrawn as a precaution due to injury. He was released for rest to address inflammation and has since returned to Arsenal.

Brazil coach Dorival Junior explained the decision after replacing Gabriel with Juventus center back Gleison Bremer in the team.

“I had already spoke previously that we work with a slightly more extensive list. A pre-call, we can put it that way, and again, we had another casualty. Unfortunately, Gabriel Magalhaes is not called. In his place, we are calling Bremer, from Juventus, from Italy.”

The precise details of Gabriel’s injury remain unclear and are expected to be clarified during Mikel Arteta’s press conference before the Manchester City clash.

Should Gabriel be ruled out, Arsenal may turn to alternatives like Jakub Kiwior or Ben White, potentially leading to defensive shuffling with players like Takehiro Tomiyasu or Oleksandr Zinchenko stepping in the game.

However, Arsenal injury concerns extend beyond Gabriel. Bukayo Saka, who was also sidelined from England duty due to muscle tightness, is undergoing rehabilitation with Arsenal medical staff, aiming for a swift return to training.

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