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Arteta’s Arsenal receive major bad news ahead of match against Manchester City

Arsenal will on Wednesday face Manchester City away from home and the gunners have received major bad news ahead of their match against their title race rivals.



( Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal have been dealt a major blow ahead of their crucial match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gunners will be without their star defender William Saliba, who has been ruled out due to a lower back injury.

Saliba, who is just 21 years old, has been one of Arsenal’s standout performers this season. He has started 27 league games for the Gunners and has been instrumental in their push for the Premier League title.

However, his injury is a major concern for Arsenal as it could result in a long-term layoff if he plays again this season. According to reports in the Daily Mail, Saliba has suffered serious ‘structural damage’ to his lower back, which could require surgery.

Arsenal are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table with 75 points after 32 games. However, they are closely followed by second-placed Manchester City, who have 70 points and two games in hand.


LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: William Saliba celebrates the 3rd goal with the Arsenal fans during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The absence of Saliba will be a huge blow for Arsenal as they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table. The French defender has been a key part of their defensive unit this season and his absence will be felt by the team.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will now have to reshuffle his defence ahead of the match against Manchester City. He may opt to bring in Rob Holding to partner with Gabriel Magalhaes at centre-back.

Despite Saliba’s absence, Arsenal will still be confident of getting a positive result against Manchester City. They have been in excellent form this season and have shown that they can compete with the best teams in the league.

However, they will need to be at their very best if they are to come away from the Etihad Stadium with all three points. Manchester City are one of the strongest teams in Europe and will pose a significant threat to Arsenal’s title aspirations.

In conclusion, Arsenal’s title hopes have been dealt a major blow with the news of William Saliba’s injury. However, they will need to regroup and focus on the task at hand as they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table. The match against Manchester City will be a crucial test for Mikel Arteta’s side and they will need to be at their very best if they are to come away with a positive result.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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