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FPL injury news: Arsenal sweat over fitness test, Man Utd get double boost, Chelsea crisis | Football | Sport

After the double gameweek in GW25 brought big rewards for Fantasy Premier League managers, this week’s round of fixtures present some challenging issues in terms of team selection. Arsenal are facing more injury problems in attack, while struggling Chelsea have been hit by further absences in their backline that will no doubt require some managers to make some last-ditch alterations. Ahead of the 11am deadline on Saturday, Express Sport brings you the most essential team news regarding team news, injuries and suspensions.

Arsenal sweat over late fitness test

Eddie Nketiah faces a late fitness test as Arsenal are left to sweat over his availability for their encounter with Bournemouth. Mikel Arteta confirmed that Gabriel Jesus is nearing a return to action but is not quite ready – and now his understudy Nketiah may also be out too.

The 24-year-old has an ankle injury that has hampered the forward over the past two games, indicating why he has started on the bench for both. It is not expected to be anything serious, but it could keep Nketiah out for tomorrow’s game against the Cherries, and it could see midfielder Leandro Trossard (£6.6m) once again deputise in the false nine role, flanked by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli in a fluid front three.

Jesus, meanwhile, has yet to return to contact training and his recovery from knee surgery is expected to become clearer in the next week. “He’s not far now,” said Arteta. “I don’t want to give a timeline but certain things are with the team and certain things are outside the team. He’s not very close but he’s not far at all.

READ MORE: Arsenal boss Arteta’s comments on Trossard may be bad news for Nketiah

Man Utd handed double boost

Erik ten Hag could be set to welcome back Luke Shaw into the fold after the defender missed the 3-1 win over West Ham United in the FA Cup in midweek. The Dutchman has said he is confident the left-back will be in the squad to feature against Liverpool on Sunday.

A late check will be done to examine Jadon Sancho, who also missed the clash through illness, with Ten Hag hoping to have the 22-year-old available for selection.



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