Arsenal’s Jurrien Timber gives information about his injury condition

Arsenal’s Jurrien Timber gives information about his injury condition

Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber hinted that he did not incur a serious injury in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League opener.

Timber, who started on the left side of the backline in the Community Shield victory over Manchester City, assumed the same position against the Tricky Trees in Zinchenko’s absence.

However, the Dutchman’s Premier League debut was forgettable, as he received a yellow card and was substituted a few minutes after the resumption of play after falling off the ball.

Timber was injured in a collision with Forest forward Brennan Johnson just before halftime, but he was cleared to play by the club’s medical personnel and allowed to continue.

Mikel Arteta’s decision to keep Timber on the field backfired horrifically, as the 22-year-old fell to the ground with a calf/knee issue and was replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu.

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Arteta was unaware of the severity of Timber’s injury after the game, despite concerns that he could miss a significant amount of time, but the defender appeared relatively unconcerned on social media.

Timber posted a collage of images from Saturday’s game on Instagram with the caption “A win to start” and two emojis that read “back soon.”

As Arteta navigates a number of injury concerns in the early weeks of the season, it remains uncertain whether Timber will be available to play against London rivals Crystal Palace next Monday.

Despite appearing briefly in the most recent Game4Ukraine, Zinchenko has yet to don an Arsenal jersey this season due to his inability to completely recover from his most recent calf injury.

The left-back is not expected to be sidelined for too long, but Tomiyasu may be called upon to serve as a makeshift left-back if neither he nor Timber are cleared by the medical staff prior to the travel to Palace.

Gabriel Jesus is also recovering from knee surgery, which will keep him out for a few more weeks, while Mohamed Elneny is still recovering from a similar procedure performed in January.

Folarin Balogun (ankle), Reiss Nelson (toe), and Albert Sambi Lokonga (muscle) are also occupying beds in the treatment room, but Balogun and Lokonga could still depart the club before the summer transfer window closes.

A fresh appearance Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka’s first-half goals gave Arsenal a two-goal advantage over Forest, but they nearly paid the price for failing to add to their lead in the second half.

Taiwo Awoniyi scored on a brilliant Forest counterattack in the 82nd minute, but Arsenal held on to commence the season with a victory for the second consecutive year.

Arsenal’s Jurrien Timber gives information about his injury condition

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