Mikel Arteta provides Takehiro Tomiyasu injury update

Arsenal faced off with West Ham United in a 2 pm Premier League kick-off on Sunday and came away with a historic 6-0 win.

The Gunners are now breathing down the neck of league leaders Liverpool ahead of their next outing vs Burnley on Saturday. Back Arsenal to beat the Clarets at 1/3 with bet365.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu injury update

After beating West Ham, Mikel Arteta provided an update on Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The defender recently returned from international duty with Japan and was expected to play some part in Sunday’s tie.

However, Tomiyasu was left out of the squad, with centre-back Jakub Kiwior instead deputising at full-back in place of Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf).

On why Tomiyasu missed out vs Arsenal, Mikel Arteta said: “Yeah he had a niggle when he came with the national team. It was not the moment to risk him after how many minutes he played.”

Mikel Arteta was also full of praise for his side in the post-match press conference after their 6-0 hammering of West Ham: “I’m extremely happy. The way we performed, the way we played. Such a big score in a really difficult place tells you a lot about how well the boys played today.

“It’s great to make [club] history especially the way we have done it. We’re in a good moment and we you have good moments you have to build and maintain the momentum. The team from the beginning looked really sharp. We had to put right the last two results against them and that was a good motivation for the boys.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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