INJURY UPDATES: During the international break, Mikel Arteta dealt Arsenal yet another setback due to injury.

Due to Gabriel Magalhaes’ withdrawal from Brazil’s match against Boliva prior to the conclusion, Arsenal manager Mikl Arteta is concerned about his physical condition.

After Gabriel Magalhaes, who was representing Brazil, was the victim of a horrific tackle, Mikel Arteta will be cursing his good fortune because Arsenal may have been dealt another injury blow.

The former Lille defender has spent the vast majority of his Arsenal career as a regular starter, but he has started on the bench for three of the team’s first four Premier League games this season.

During last Sunday’s thrilling victory over Manchester United at home, Gabriel made his first start of the year.

Gabriel was the victim of an eye-watering challenge against Bolivia, which could have derailed any momentum the Brazilian might have gained as a result of his outstanding performance against the Red Devils. The Selecao won the match 5-1, but the Arsenal star was unable to play the full 90 minutes and was later seen with ice on his thigh.

Gabriel collapsed to the ground in a heap within the first five minutes of the fight after being struck in the chest by Diego Ibanez of Bolivia with his right knee. Arteta will be anxiously awaiting news on his defender as Arsenal prepares for a challenging trip to Everton the following weekend.

Given that he possesses the kind of physical presence necessary to deal with the strength and power the Toffees boast within their squad, Gabriel is likely to start at Goodison Park on Sunday if he is healthy. Arteta will need to start over and come up with a new strategy if he isn’t.

The start of the new league season for Arsenal has previously been threatened by injuries, and the Gunners have also had to deal with the absence of some important players due to fitness issues.

Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, and Jurrien Timber are all currently ill.

Elneny’s injury occurred in January of this year, well before the start of the season.

It was a knee injury that required surgery and has kept him from playing ever since.

The midfielder is on track to make a full recovery, though, according to the club doctors’ expectations.

Before the end of regulation, Gabriel Magalhaes was seen sitting on the bench with ice on his thigh.

Prior to missing the majority of his first season at Arsenal due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Timber’s Arsenal career was just beginning. The former Ajax star played well in the preseason, but he was forced to be replaced after just 48 minutes of the season opener against Nottingham Forest.

Timber underwent surgery, much like Elneny, and won’t likely wear the Arsenal jersey in a competitive game again until at least late March. Partey, a former player of Atletico Madrid, recently suffered a severe groin injury that may prevent him from playing important games against teams like Tottenham and Manchester City in the coming weeks.

Arsenal under Arteta must keep their best players healthy and on the field if they are to have any chance of halting City’s dominance this season and improving upon their second-place effort from the previous campaign.

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