Arsenal return from their warm-weather training camp in Dubai today as they look to get their season back on track after the break. Mikel Arteta’s side have encountered a difficult over the last few weeks with only one win from their last seven games in all competitions.
In the Premier League the Gunners lost back-to-back games against West Ham and Fulham before flying out to Dubai. Mikel Arteta will hope the break has served his players well as they look to get back to winning ways against Crystal Palace this weekend.
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Gabriel Jesus missed Arsenal’s game against Fulham before the break with a knock to his knee. However the Brazilian has since returned to full first-team training while in Dubai and is expected to be fit for the game at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.
However it’s not all good news for the Gunners, Oleksandr Zinchenko also missed the last few games before the break with a calf injury and the Ukrainian remains a doubt for Saturday’s clash as he is yet to return to training. Zinchenko has been working on his recovery while in Dubai and is pushing hard to be back in time for this weekend.
However it’s doubtful the 27-year-old will be fit for the game, which means Jakub Kiwior will most likely continue at left-back against Crystal Palace.
In other injury news, Thomas Partey has returned to training after missing the last three months with a muscle injury, however the game against Crystal Palace is expected to come too soon for the Ghanian. The game against Nottingham Forest the week after is a more likely return date for the midfielder.