EPL Arteta gives injury updates on Saliba, Zinchenko ahead of Southampton clash. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he is not sure if William Saliba will play any further role in their title pursuit.
Saliba has not played for the Gunners since being forced off against Sporting CP due to a back injury.
The Frenchman has now missed the last four Premier League fixtures and will not be involved against Southampton on Friday night.
“I don’t know. Probably next week we will have more certainty.
“There is some evolution, he’s doing more activity, but he’s not there yet to start to throw him on the pitch at the level demanded to compete in this league,” Arteta said about Saliba.
When asked about the fitness of Oleksandr Zinchenko, who missed Sunday’s 2-2 draw at West Ham, Arteta added: “We will see that one as well. It’s a muscular injury and he needs some time to heal.”