Younger Arsenal star set to overlook PSV conflict with sickness


Mikel Arteta has confirmed that younger Arsenal winger Marquinhos has not travelled with the remainder of the squad to PSV.

Arsenal face off towards the Dutch membership on Thursday night within the Europa League.

In additional optimistic information for Gunners followers there are not any new damage issues for the aspect as Arteta defined in his pre-match press convention on Wednesday: ‘We had Marquinhos who wasn’t feeling effectively at the moment and didn’t journey. For the remainder we’re OK.’

Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny stay long run absentees, whereas Oleksandr Zinchenko will even miss out with a calf drawback although he might return quickly.

Arsenal’s place within the Europa League knockouts is already booked after 4 wins from 4 and so they can seal high spot within the group so long as they keep away from defeat to PSV.

Profitable their group is extra essential than ever, as it’ll ship them straight to the spherical of 16, whereas group runners-up must contest a play-off spherical with the third-placed finishers from the Champions League teams.

This implies they might keep away from taking part in a European big like Barcelona or Juventus.

It’s a nice disgrace for Marquinhos that he’s unable to play PSV, because the 19-year-old has scarcely featured for Arteta’s aspect since his summer time transfer from Sao Paulo.

The Brazilian has nearly solely performed in Europe this season, although he did rating and help on his debut towards FC Zurich again in September.

As for who might begin in his place on the right-wing, Bukayo Saka is the plain alternative although Arteta could also be inclined to relaxation his talisman and choose the under-utilised Reiss Nelson as an alternative.



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