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Injury Update: Arsenal Defender Jurrien Timber Nears First Team Return

The eagerly anticipating Arsenal supporters are wondering when defender Jurrien Timber will be allowed to rejoin the main team and make his long-awaited injury return.

Jurrien Timber Injury: How Jurrien Timber Got Injured?

Jurrien Timber, the Arsenal defender, sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury against Nottingham Forest on the first day of the season. He is now recovering and on the verge of making his first-team return.

Monday night, the Dutchman made his comeback to the pitch and scored an incredible goal as Arsenal’s U21 team drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers in Premier League. Timber made a timid comeback to football, playing just forty-five minutes at Ewood Park.

Manager Mikel Arteta expressed cautious optimism about Timber’s progress, hinting at a possible involvement in upcoming fixtures.

What did Mikel Arteta Say about Jurrien Timber Injury?

When asked about Timber’s inclusion in the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur, Arteta remarked,

“We’re going to have to make that decision tomorrow after a training session. It’s very close, I don’t know if this is going to come too soon for him, but he’s very close.”

While Timber’s immediate return to the first team remains uncertain, a successful outing against Liverpool’s U21s could see him vie for a place on the bench in the forthcoming clash with AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

Other Injury News For Arsenal

In other injury news, Arsenal received a positive update regarding Gabriel Magalhaes, who overcame doubts surrounding an ankle injury sustained in the victory over Chelsea.

The Brazilian defender not only started but also completed the full 90 minutes in the North London Derby, providing stability at the back as Arsenal claimed bragging rights in the derby.

With Timber nearing a comeback and Magalhaes back in full contention, Arsenal looks to strengthen their defensive options ahead of the pivotal encounter against Bournemouth.

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