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Arsenal's injury list: When will Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson return to boost Mikel Arteta?

16:18 GMT 13/01/2023
Gabriel Jesus Bukayo Saka
Find out the latest Arsenal injury news and expected return dates for Gunners stars who are currently in the treatment room

Arsenal have set their sights on the Premier League title after their record-breaking start to the season.

Mikel Arteta's side are flying high at the top of the table so far, but with a relatively small squad at his disposal, the Arsenal boss is well aware that he needs most of his star names to stay injury free if they are to continue to set the pace ahead of Manchester City.

So what’s the latest when it comes to injuries at Arsenal ahead of Sunday's north London derby at Tottenham? GOAL takes a look.

  • Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 2022-23

    What's the latest with Jesus?

    Arsenal's star striker as not featured for the Gunners since the win at Wolves in November.

    A knee injury sustained during the World Cup with Brazil forced Jesus to undergo an operation in December, ruling him out for a lengthy period of time.

    Jesus is now walking without crutches and a knee brace, but speaking on Januray 13, Arteta revealed that the forward was still quite far away from a return.

    Expected return date: Arsenal have been reluctant to put a timeframe on Jesus' return, but there is an expectation that he could be back playing some time in March.

  • Bukayo Saka Arsenal 2022-23

    Is Saka fit?

    Bukayo Saka limped off during the closing stages of Arsenal's FA Cup win at Oxford United.

    The winger appeared to suffer a muscle injury to his leg which cast a doubt over whether he would be fit to face Tottenham in the north London derby.

    Speaking ahead of that game, however, Mikel Arteta stated that he believed Saka would be fit to feature.

    Expected return date: Saka is expected to be involved agains Tottenham on Sunday.

  • Reiss Nelson Arsenal

    What about Reiss Nelson?

    Arsenal's winger suffered a hamstring injury during the friendly against Juventus in December and has been absent ever since.

    Nelson has yet to even return to training, so it's unlikely he will feature before the end of January.

    Expected return date: The expectation is that Nelson could be back in the early part of February, so the game against Brentford on February 11 could be a realistic target.

  • Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal

    What happened to Emile Smith Rowe?

    Smith Rowe made his long-awaited return from injury in the FA Cup against Oxford United on January 9.

    Mikel Arteta has since revealed that he came through the substitute appearances unscathed and will now be available for Premier League fixtures.

    Expected return date: Smith Rowe is expected to be in a Premier League squad for the first time in four months on Sunday when Arsenal take on Tottenham.

  • Cedric Soares Arsenal 2022-23

    Where is Cedric Soares?

    The Portugal full-back missed Arsenal's game at Oxford in the FA Cup.

    Cedric is the subject of transfer interest from Fulham, but Arsenal insisted his absence against Oxford was down to a knock he picked up in training.

    Expected return date: Cedric should be available to face Spurs on Sunday.