Journalist Connor Humm has been reacting to some Arsenal injury news that has now emerged involving Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The Lowdown: Calf injury
As per the official website of the Ukraine national team, Zinchenko has suffered a calf muscle injury picked up in training in North London, which will rule him out for two weeks while he receives treatment and recovers.
He will miss Ukraine’s upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures and also the Emirates Stadium outfit’s trip to Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday lunchtime.
The Latest: Humm reacts
Taking to Twitter, Humm, Gunners fan and writer for Football365, gave his immediate reaction to the news of Zinchenko’s injury, claiming that it is a ‘blow for Arsenal’:
“Reports are suggesting that Oleksandr Zinchenko has picked up a fresh muscle injury and will be out recovering for two weeks leaving him out of the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures. A blow for Arsenal.”
The Verdict: Big blow
Losing Zinchenko to injury so close to the Brentford clash is a big blow for Mikel Arteta and his team.
Should Arsenal start Zinchenko?
He had just recovered from a knee problem that kept him out of two top-flight matches to feature in the 3-1 loss away at Manchester United last time out, and now he has suffered another setback so early on in his Gunners career.
They already have four other first-team squad players out injured at the moment, and with a period of nine fixtures coming up in October, Arsenal will need as many players available as possible with the hectic scheduling in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
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