2021/22 Premier League Press Conferences – GW7



Ruled out: Granit Xhaka (knee)


“It’s obviously a significant injury but he probably escaped an even worse injury than he could have had from the action because that action for the cruciate ligament is a tricky one.” – Mikel Arteta on Granit Xhaka’s expected three-month absence




Ruled out: Leon Bailey (thigh), Morgan Sanson (thigh), Trezeguet (knee), Keinan Davis (knee)


“They’re recovering well, they’ve both had muscle strains – only minimal muscle strains but we have to make sure they’re right. We’re hopeful that they’ll be back sooner rather than later.” – Dean Smith on Bailey and Sanson




Ruled out: Bech Sorensen (knee), Dasilva (hip)


Might play: Ethan Pinnock (hip)




Ruled out: Adam Webster (thigh), Danny Welbeck (thigh), Steven Alzate (ankle)


Might play: Enock Mwepu (groin), Yves Bissouma (knee)


“Making decent progress. We are hopeful he can be available against Arsenal but we will have to see at the back end of the week.” – Graham Potter on Yves Bissouma




Ruled out: Maxwell Cornet (thigh), Dale Stephens (ankle), Connor Roberts (thigh)


Might play: Kevin Long (match fitness), Jay Rodriguez (hamstring), Matej Vydra (back)




Ruled out: Reece James (ankle), Christian Pulisic (ankle), N’Golo Kante (covid-19)


Fit: Mason Mount


“Maybe Reece goes with the water polo team for England? Reece is training in the pool right now, so my understanding, my last information, is that he will not go [to England duty]. Mason is back, it was not a long injury, was a minor injury, and we’re happy that he’s back.” – Thomas Tuchel




Ruled out: Eberechi Eze (achilles), Nathan Ferguson (Achilles)


“Everybody trained the last couple of days and everybody will be fit for selection.” – Patrick Vieira




Ruled out: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Richarlison (knee), Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Andre Gomes (calf), Fabian Delph (shoulder)


Might play: Alex Iwobi (minor issue)


Fit: Jean-Philippe Gbamin


“Seamus Coleman and Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] are not ready yet, they are training, they are starting on the pitch, little by little, but they are not ready for this game. Exactly the same [for Richarlison and Gomes].” – Rafael Benitez




Ruled out: Patrick Bamford (ankle), Robin Koch (pelvic), Luke Ayling (knee), Adam Forshaw (thigh)


Fit: Raphinha, Diego Llorente


“Raphinha is available, Bamford isn’t. Bamford has an ankle injury that is surely going to take him a few more weeks to resolve, it hasn’t been a simple injury. It will likely take him from the period in which he was injured to when he returns, around a month. Ayling has a problem in his knee that is going to require a simple surgical intervention.” – Marcelo Bielsa




Ruled out: James Justin (knee), Wesley Fofana (leg), Jonny Evans (illness), Wilfred Ndidi (hamstring)


“He [Ndidi] had a bit of an issue at the beginning of the Burnley game so he’s a big doubt for the weekend. He’s felt a little bit in his hamstring. We’ve got good players, but specifically the job he does in breaking up play and just his overall defending and in the box, he’s irreplaceable for us.” – Brendan Rodgers




Ruled out: Trent Alexander-Arnold (groin), Thiago Alcantara (calf), Harvey Elliott (ankle)


Fit: Naby Keita


“No ‘news’ means they are doing well but they won’t have enough time for being back against City, but I expect them both to be back after the international break.” – Jurgen Klopp on Alexander-Arnold and Thiago




Ruled out: Oleksandr Zinchenko (knock), Ilkay Gundogan (knock)


“Everyone is fit except Zinchenko and Gundogan. I expect both back after the international break, hopefully.” – Pep Guardiola




Ruled out: Marcus Rashford (shoulder), Harry Maguire (calf), Amad Diallo (thigh)


Might play: Luke Shaw (shoulder)


“Luke [Shaw] feels better in himself. He’s been ill but he’s still got the shoulder injury. We’ve got to make a decision on him.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer




Ruled out: Callum Wilson (thigh), Jamaal Lascelles (muscle), Martin Dubravka (foot), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Paul Dummett (calf)


“With the international break coming up, then we’re hoping that three [of those injured] at least will be taking part in training. It’s still a bit too early for the weekend.” – Steve Bruce




Ruled out: Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Przemyslaw Placheta (match fitness), Todd Cantwell (personal), Sam Byram (thigh)


Might play: Billy Gilmour (foot)


“There’s a little question mark behind Gilmour, who got a knock on his foot this week. Zimmermann is still out, as is Cantwell. I hope they’ll be available after the international break. – Daniel Farke




Ruled out: Jack Stephens (knee), Will Smallbone (knee)


Might play: Theo Walcott (match fitness), Stuart Armstrong (calf)


“Since this week, he’s training with the team. We will have a look how he is, if he’s part of the squad on the weekend, then we will decide what we want to do with him. He was 42 days out, I think.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl on Stuart Armstrong.




Ruled out: Steven Bergwijn (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (knock)




Ruled out: Peter Etebo (thigh)


Fit: Daniel Bachmann (knee), Tom Cleverley (concussion)




Might play: Ryan Fredericks (groin), Vladimir Coufal (groin)


“Coufal has a chance I am not sure about Fredericks., They’re both not bad and there’s a chance they could both be available.” – David Moyes




Ruled out: Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee)


Fit: Rayan Ait-Nouri (concussion)


“Closer to getting any injuries back? No, we need to wait more time.” – Bruno Lage


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