Both William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko will be unavailable for the remainder of the Premier League season, which is a double blow for the team. These two defenders have played an essential role in Arsenal's surprising title challenge, but they will not return until the summer due to injury concerns. Saliba has been out of action with a back injury since March, and Zinchenko is dealing with a calf issue.
Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, will likely choose Kieran Tierney to replace Zinchenko at left-back, while young player Jakub Kiwior has been favored as a left-sided center-back alongside Gabriel Magalhaes over Rob Holding in recent weeks.
Unfortunately, Arsenal is now the distant second favorite to win the Premier League title, trailing in-form Manchester City by a point, with Pep Guardiola's side still having a game in hand. This injury news is another setback for Arteta's team, who have only won two of their last six games.
Arsenal's upcoming games include a match against Brighton on Sunday, where they will aim to maintain pressure on Manchester City in the title race, followed by games against Nottingham Forest and Wolves to finish off their league campaign.