Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba could be sidelined from Sunday’s Premier League clash at Newcastle.
On Gabriel, Arteta said: “We will have to see tomorrow how he is, but he could not finish the game so that was a big sign.”
The Spanish tactician then revealed on Saliba: “There’s not a lot of progress.
“He’s feeling better every day but he’s not been able to have any activity around the first team so we don’t expect him to be with us [against Newcastle].”
Meanwhile, Arteta has a four-man shortlist of winger options ahead of the summer transfer window.
Those are Barcelona duo Raphinha and Ferran Torres as well as Bayer Leverkusen ace Moussa Diaby and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
The Spanish tactician wants to reinforce his attack ahead of next season with the Premier League title slipping through his fingers.
But that could be bad news for Emile Smith Rowe’s already-limited game time in north London.
And West Ham will demand £100million for Declan Rice this summer as they attempt to ward off Premier League clubs, such as Arsenal.
Rice has long been understood to be the Gunners’ top target for the upcoming summer transfer window, with Arteta an outspoken admirer.
The midfielder’s deal at the London Stadium expires next year but Hammers boss David Moyes is resolute that his captain will not be leaving the club for a cut-price fee.
And ESPN claim that the England international’s price tag has been set at a whopping £100m.
Finally, Arsenal have learned how much they will need to pay to land Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
Caicedo was the subject of a £70m bid from the Gunners in the January transfer window.
However, the Seagulls rejected the offer and the midfielder has remained a key part of Roberto De Zerbi’s set-up on the south coast after signing a new long-term contract running to 2027.
Now Brighton have named their asking price for any potential suitors looking to land the Ecuador international.
According to Sky Sports, they will expect offers “well in excess” of the £70m bid submitted by the North Londoners in January.
The report adds that Brighton will not stand in the 21-year-old’s way if a suitable offer arrives before next season.