Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal) injured and absent against Sporting

Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal) injured and absent against Sporting

On the eve of their round of 16 return from the Europa League against Sporting, the Gunners already know that they will not be able to count on Eddie Nketiah (23 years old). The striker is suffering from an ankle injury and will not return to the pitch for several weeks. He appeared touched after Arsenal’s win over Everton on March 1 (4-0), and hasn’t played since.

Asked at a press conference this Wednesday, the Spanish technician Mikel Arteta clarified the physical condition of his player: “He is better, but his return will be in several weeks, we must be patient. It’s a major injury, but thank God it’s not as bad as expected. »

Arsenal will try to snatch their qualification Thursday evening at the Emirates Stadium against Sporting (9 p.m.). In the first leg, the match ended in a tie score (2-2).

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