2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW9



RULED OUT: Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Mohamed Elneny (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Thomas Partey (knee), Kieran Tierney (head), Cedric Soares (knock), Reiss Nelson (muscle)


“We just finished the last training session, we had many players arriving yesterday we had a short period to prepare the match, but the boys look in good condition.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Matty Cash (hamstring), Lucas Digne (ankle), Diego Carlos (Achilles), Boubacar Kamara (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Cameron Archer (groin)


“Lucas Digne is a unique situation, he has a heel problem and it’s one we’re going to have to monitor as we go along, so it’s very difficult to put a timescale on Lucas but he’ll certainly be missing in the coming weeks. We’re due to assess that situation again in just over two weeks to see whether his heel has healed enough for us to progress. On the Matty Cash front, it’s positive news, he should join the group on Monday back into full training, he did part of the session today for the first time. So we’ll welcome him back.” – Steven Gerrard




RULED OUT: Lloyd Kelly (ankle), Joe Rothwell (thigh), David Brooks (hamstring), Ben Pearson (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Fredericks (knock)




RULED OUT: Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Keane Lewis-Potter (foot)


MIGHT PLAY: Ethan Pinnock (knee)


“He is looking sharper. But he probably needs bit more consistency with training.” – Thomas Frank on Ethan Pinnock




RULED OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Enock Mwepu (illness)


MIGHT PLAY: Adam Lallana (calf), Tariq Lamptey (muscle)


“Adam Lallana trained today with the squad and the first XI. I think he can’t start but he feels good. Tariq Lamptey trained yesterday (Thursday) for the first time. He feels good but I think Lamptey will not be ready to start.

“Enock Mwepu is unavailable. We are waiting for him because he is a big loss for him. Everybody else is okay.” – Roberto De Zerbi




RULED OUT: Marc Cucurella (illness), N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Edouard Mendy (knee)


“[Mendy and Kante] are not available. They’re absolutely fine in terms of coming through the rehab stages. NG [Kante] has just been on the grass with the team, but not really full training. Edou [Mendy] is a bit further on but still hasn’t had enough to be involved at the weekend, really. But maybe next week for him. We’ve got a bit of illness with Marc Cucurella.” – Graham Potter




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (foot), James McArthur (groin), Jack Butland (hand)


AVAILABLE: James Tomkins (calf)




RULED OUT: Nathan Patterson (knee), Mason Holgate (knee), Ben Godfrey (leg), Yerry Mina (ankle), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)


AVAILABLE: Jordan Pickford (thigh)


“It’s a blow for us all because he’s been fantastic. His level of performance has been great. The four-to-five week estimate is probably more positive than what our first thoughts were. Let’s hope we can get him back quickly.” – Frank Lampard on Nathan Patterson




RULED OUT: Joao Palhinha (suspension), Harry Wilson (knee), Manor Solomon (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Antonee Robinson (ankle)


“He doesn’t need to play against Newcastle to be motivated. He is always motivated.” – Marco Silva suggesting that Aleksandar Mitrovic is able to play




RULED OUT: Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Liam Cooper (calf), Junior Firpo (knee), Rodrigo (shoulder)


“He’s fit, strong and ready to go. He’s trained really well this week, he’s 100% as close to being fit as I’ve seen him.” – Jesse Marsch on Rodrigo




RULED OUT: Ricardo Pereira (Achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Patson Daka (illness)


AVAILABLE: Wilfried Ndidi (hamstring), Dennis Praet (knock)


We had Wilfred Ndidi come back early. He’s looking really positive and trained this morning so hopefully he will be fine. Dennis Praet had few days where he was struggling, but he came through the last few days well and looked good in training so we’re okay.” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Andrew Robertson (knee), Naby Keita (muscle), Curtis Jones (leg), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Calvin Ramsay (lack of match fitness)


MIGHT PLAY: Caoimhin Kelleher (lack of match fitness), Ibrahima Konate (lack of match fitness)


“He’s [Robertson] doing really well. It looks really good so he’s not out for long. He’s already out on the pitch running. It’s a good sign. I don’t know if it will be next week or the week after. Luis [Diaz] only landed yesterday morning. I heard he’s good. Darwin [Nunez], with caution after intense period. Same for Diogo [Jota]. Calvin [Ramsay] is training, but not ready to play. – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: John Stones (hamstring), Kalvin Phillips (shoulder)


MIGHT PLAY: Aymeric Laporte (lack of match fitness)


“I don’t think it will be five, six weeks, I think it will be less. Ten days, two weeks hopefully.” – Pep Guardiola on John Stones




RULED OUT: Harry Maguire (hamstring), Brandon Williams (unspecified)


MIGHT PLAY: Marcus Rashford (muscle), Anthony Martial (Achilles), Martin Dubravka (knock)




RULED OUT: Alexander Isak (thigh), Emil Krafth (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Karl Darlow (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Chris Wood (rib)


AVAILABLE: Callum Wilson (hamstring), Bruno Guimaraes (thigh)


“He picked up an injury training with Sweden but the scan doesn’t look too bad. We’re not overly concerned. With any muscle injury there’s a period where you have to be careful. He’s running on the grass.” – Eddie Howe on Alexander Isak




RULED OUT: Omar Richards (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Scott McKenna (knock), Orel Mangala (hamstring), Moussa Niakhate (thigh)




RULED OUT: Romeo Lavia (muscle), Tino Livramento (knee)




MIGHT PLAY: Dejan Kulusevski (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (thigh), Ben Davies (knee), Lucas Moura (tendon)


Honestly I don’t want to speak about the injuries because I don’t want to give advantage to Arsenal. But for sure we have to face some problems, some physical problems and we have to know also that we have just started to play the first game in a run that we have to play 13 games in 43 days. For sure we have to try to make the best solution and not take big risks. To play with three games I need to count on the whole squad.” – Antonio Conte




RULED OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle), Ben Johnson (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Nathan Collins (suspension), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Raul Jimenez (groin), Hwang Hee-chan (knock), Chiquinho (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Diego Costa (match fitness)



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