Arsenal injury news: The Gunners stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points with their win over Tottenham and face a huge clash up next against Man Utd.

Mohamed Elneny was absence in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham
Mohamed Elneny was absence in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham (Image: (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images))

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham. A Hugo Lloris howler was followed by Martin Odegaard’s strike as the Gunners earned their first away win versus their north London rivals since 2014.

Mikel Arteta’s side now have 15 wins out of 18 in the league this season and have bolstered their chances of lifting the Premier League title in May. However, the end result was unfortunately not the trending topic after a Spurs spectator attempted to kick Aaron Ramsdale in front of the South stand.

Next up for the Gunners is a mouth-watering clash against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Erik ten Hag’s side have enjoyed an impressive resurgence in recent months and find themselves nine points behind Arsenal.

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With that said, football.london has taken a look at the latest injury news and return dates from Emirates Stadium.

Mohamed Elneny

Elneny started last Monday’s FA Cup win over Oxford United and played the whole 90 minutes. However, the Egyptian was not included in Arteta’s squad for the win at Tottenham.

Reports circling across social media claimed the 30-year-old had picked up a knock in training.

Gabriel Jesus

Jesus suffered medial ligament damage whilst playing for Brazil against Cameroon in the World Cup group stages. The 25-year-old later returned to London to undergo surgery on his knee.

The former Man City man has been keen to update Arsenal fans on his injury rehabilitation and posted last week that he no longer needed crutches. The striker has posted another encouraging update on his recovery that offers a more insightful view.

Expected return date: February / March 2023.

What Arteta has said: “He’s progressing really well, he’s working really hard, he’s in the right place in terms of the time that we set for him, but he’s still a bit far.

“I’d like to see him very quickly but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. We’re gonna have to be patient with that one. But let’s see. It’s a complicated surgery, in any surgery there are always a lot of things were you have to be cautious He’s a player that’s going to push to be really fast on the pitch.”

Reiss Nelson

The extent of Nelson’s hamstring injury is currently unknown, but Arteta admitted after the friendly with Juventus that it could be problematic.

What Arteta has said: “We don’t know the extent of the injury. The fact that he had to leave the pitch straight away is not good news, especially with someone like Reiss who is really powerful and fast. Let’s see what will happen. We know what we have to do and that doesn’t change the plans [for the transfer window].”

Expected return date: Unknown.

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