William Saliba & Lenadro Trossard injury updates emerge ahead of Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal are riding high heading into the October international break after securing a mammoth win over title rivals Manchester City at the weekend.

When they return to action, Arsenal face a trip to Chelsea on October 21. The Gunners are 6/5 favourites to beat the Blues with bet365.

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Saliba & Trossard injury updates

Arsenal head into the game as one of only two sides still unbeaten in the Premier League this campaign. This sees the Gunners sitting joint-top of the Premier League with Tottenham. Chelsea, meanwhile, are down in 11th with three wins, two draws and three losses.

Ahead of facing Mauricio Pochettino’s men, Arsenal have been handed some good news on the injury front.

First up comes an update on William Saliba. The Frenchman has been crucial to Arsenal’s early-season success but there was some concern after the stopper pulled out of the France squad for the October break due to a toe injury.

However, it is understood that Saliba did not pick up the issue against City and he has instead been managing it for a number of weeks. And while the defender has been able to cope with the pain, it is hoped that Saliba can recover further by having time off now during the international break.

Elsewhere, Leandro Trossard has pulled out of the Belgium squad after tweaking his hamstring against City on Sunday. But there is optimism that Trossard’s injury is not serious and his withdrawal is more of a precaution.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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