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After picking up some new problems in their weekend defeat to Leicester City, here’s the Arsenal team news for Dundalk.
The new injury concerns from the Leicester City clash are David Luiz and Bukayo Saka. Mikel Arteta told the media Luiz has a muscular injury, so he’s likely to miss this game. We don’t have a specific update on Saka yet, but he’s a doubt at best for Dundalk.
Dani Ceballos and Shkodran Mustafi both returned to to the pitch over the weekend, so they’re available for selection again now. Willian remains an injury doubt after missing Rapid Vienna and Leicester City, but he’s in full training and should make it back in time for Dundalk if called upon.
Calum Chambers is also in full training, but we don’t know exactly when he’ll return to action. Recovering from an ACL injury, we know how long it can take to get fully match sharp again.
Pablo Mari should be returning to full training very soon. The last update we had on October 24th was that he’d return “within the next 10 days”. As feared, Rob Holding will miss the next three weeks with his hamstring injury.
So they’ll both probably miss the Dundalk match, but it shouldn’t be too long for Mari now.
Gabriel Martinelli is back out on the grass playing with the ball again, but he’s still a way off a full return. Arsenal don’t expect him back until towards the end of the year.
So for the Arsenal team news for Dundalk overall, that’s Martinelli, Mari, Holding, Luiz and Chambers almost certain to miss Sunday’s game, with Saka as a doubt and Willian still not fully confirmed back yet.