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Eddie Nketiah injury sparks striker crisis at Arsenal

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah missed the final training sessions ahead of their Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday, per the Evening Standard.

The England international is currently nursing an injury sustained during the recent Premier League 1-0 loss against Newcastle United.

Nketiah’s participation in the Sevilla match remains uncertain and is contingent on a last-minute assessment.

Captain Martin Odegaard was also absent from the training sessions.

Odegaard’s surprise absence from the squad that faced Newcastle already caused a stir, and it looks like he will miss more than one game.

Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus has also been battling an ongoing hamstring injury, which has sidelined him for the past three games.

Jesus initially sustained the injury during Arsenal’s win over Sevilla last month.

The former Manchester City forward is making progress in his recovery, but there is still uncertainty surrounding his availability for the match against the Andalusians.

Nketiah was substituted during the Newcastle clash, but it looked like a tactical change.

However, his continued absence from training has raised questions about the Gunners’ attacking firepower.

Arsenal were linked with various strikers during the summer transfer window, but manager Mikel Arteta chose to sell Folarin Balogun and persisted with Nketiah and Jesus.

With both players grappling with injuries, the club has a dire shortage of options for their coming matches.

Arteta is undoubtedly hoping for a swift recovery for Nketiah and Jesus before the international break, as their absence could be felt in their latter November fixtures against Brentford in the Premier League and Lens in the Champions League.

The injury setbacks have cast a shadow of uncertainty over Arsenal’s attacking prospects, and fans will be eagerly awaiting updates on the condition of their star strikers.

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