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Leeds hope Willy Gnonto and Max Wober have not sustained serious injuries

Leeds United hope Willy Gnonto and Max Wober will return to action soon after sustaining injuries on international duty, reports The Athletic.

Gnonto injured his ankle during the first half in Italy’s 2-0 win over Malta on Sunday.

Wober pulled his hamstring in Austria’s 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan in last Friday’s European Championship qualifier.

Both have returned to England and Leeds have carried out further checks on them.

The club’s medical team believe that neither faces a long-term spell on the sidelines.

However, they are both doubts for Saturday’s Premier League game against leaders Arsenal.

Managers always fear the worst during every international break.

Leeds boss Javi Gracia will be left disappointed with the development given how crucial both players have been.

Gnonto has scored two goals and assisted another three in 16 league games this term.

The 19-year-old is always a threat to opposition defences, and the Whites need him now more than ever.

Wober has started Leeds’ last eight Premier League games since joining them in January.

The defender has played as a left-back and centre-back, and being without him for a while will be a blow.

The Elland Road club are 14th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone with 11 games to play.

They need all their key players for the crucial run-in, which could determine their immediate future.

Gracia started his reign as Jesse Marsch’s successor with two league wins, a draw and a defeat.

Getting a positive result against the Gunners will be a huge boost, but doing so without two important players could prove tricky.

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