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Mikel Arteta handed double title race fitness boost ahead of Arsenal vs Crystal Palace



Trossard and Zinchenko were both seen limping towards the end of extra time against Sporting CP

Arsenal have been handed a fitness boost ahead of Sunday’s match against Crystal Palace with Leandro Trossard and Oleksandr Zinchenko both expected to be fit...Continue The Full..READING 

The Gunners can extend their advantage at the top of the Premier League to eight points with a win against a Palace side who won’t have Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira on the touchline. Vieira was relieved of his duties as Palace boss on Friday following their 1-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion earlier in the week, which left them just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Mikel Arteta has a number of fitness concerns heading into the clash at the Emirates following Thursday night’s Europa League exit to Sporting CP, which saw them go all the way to extra time and penalties. Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba both limped off injured in the first half, with the former leaving the ground on crutches, and the latter set to be assessed.

Arsenal are, however, expected to have both Trossard and Zinchenko to call on despite late worries on Thursday. Trossard was spotted moving gingerly, while Zinchenko was seen holding his hamstring as the game drew to a conclusion.

Thankfully for the Gunners, it appears as though they both came through unscathed, with Daily Express reporter Ryan Taylor claiming they are set to be fit, with Zinchenko’s issue more likely to be cramp. He also stated Gabriel Jesus’ half-time substitution was very much pre-meditated and so the Brazilian could be in contention to start for the first time in the Premier League since before the World Cup break in November....Continue The Full..READING 

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