Arsenal made a huge disappointment when they lost 0-3 at home to Brighton, this defeat made their chances of winning the Premier League almost gone. In round 37, the Gunners will be a guest on the field of Nottingham Forest, they need to win 3 points to prevent Man City from winning the title soon.
In a recent press conference, coach Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Arsenal will be without the services of both Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko for the rest of the season. ” Both are forced to miss the rest of the season,” he said .
“Martinelli’s case is a pretty nasty injury, we need to reassess next week how long he’ll be out. We hope he will be available at the pre-season stage. For Zinchenko it’s a calf problem.”
In the match against Brighton, Martinelli injured his ankle ligament after a malicious tackle from Moises Caicedo. Meanwhile, Zinchenko suffered a strain in his calf during the 2-0 win over Newcastle United. Before that, Saliba was also injured in the match against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League and has been out of action since then.
It is Saliba’s absence that affects Arsenal’s defensive ability. The London team let Liverpool and West Ham draw 2-2, they also drew 3-3 against Southampton and lost 0-3 to Brighton.