2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW26



RULED OUT: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Mohamed Elneny (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Eddie Nketiah (knock)


AVAILABLE: Jorginho (illness)


“We are assessing him. It is a bit uncertain what is going to happen with him, to be honest, in the training session. Let’s see, let’s keep the options open. He’s very positive about it. Hopefully, he will be fine.” – Mikel Arteta on Eddie Nketiah


“He is not far now. I don’t want to give a timeline. He is not very close, but he is not very far as well.” – Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Jesus




RULED OUT: Diego Carlos (Achilles), Philippe Coutinho (hamstring), Leander Dendoncker (personal)




RULED OUT: Marcus Tavernier (hamstring), David Brooks (hamstring), Lloyd Kelly (calf), Illia Zabarnyi (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Matias Vina (knee), Junior Stanislas (knock)


AVAILABLE: Lewis Cook (knee)




RULED OUT: Thomas Strakosha (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Frank Onyeka (hamstring), Pontus Jansson (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Adam Lallana (muscle), Levi Colwill (match fitness), Jakub Moder (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Billy Gilmour (knock)


AVAILABLE: Pervis Estupinan (muscle), Solly March (knock), Danny Welbeck (calf)


“Pervis [Estupinan] and Solly [March] are able to play tomorrow which is good news for us. Welbeck is back in good condition too. We are ready.” – Roberto De Zerbi




RULED OUT: Mason Mount (abdominal), Thiago Silva (knee), Cesar Azpilicueta (head), Armando Broja (knee), Christian Pulisic (knee), Edouard Mendy (finger)


MIGHT PLAY: Reece James (hamstring), N’Golo Kante (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Mateo Kovacic (illness)




RULED OUT: Sam Johnstone (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Nathan Ferguson (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Wilfried Zaha (hamstring)


“We had a full squad this week, Wilfried [Zaha] trained the last two weeks with the team and this week he didn’t miss any training. He’ll be in the squad tomorrow.” – Patrick Vieira




RULED OUT: Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: James Garner (match fitness), Nathan Patterson (match fitness), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring)


Dominic Calvert-Lewin is recovering and getting strong. We will see” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Joao Palhinha (suspended), Tom Cairney (shin), Neeskens Kebano (Achilles), Layvin Kurzawa (knee)


AVAILABLE: Aleksandar Mitrovic (hamstring)




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


MIGHT PLAY: Pascal Struijk (head), Liam Cooper (muscle), Luis Sinisterra (muscle),


AVAILABLE: Marc Roca (muscle), Archie Gray (ankle)


“I don’t like to speak about injured players because I don’t want to give information about players. – Javi Gracia




RULED OUT: Youri Tielemans (ankle), James Justin (Achilles), Jonny Evans (thigh), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Ryan Bertrand (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: James Maddison (illness)


“James [Maddison] should be fine. Fingers crossed he gets through the rest of the week. He’s a very important player for us. James gives us another dimension, but ultimately, it’s about the team” – Brendan Rodgers




RULED OUT: Luis Diaz (knee), Joe Gomez (muscle), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Calvin Ramsay (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Arthur Melo (match fitness), Naby Keita (knock)


Yesterday evening they were all fine apart from the players who are out; Thiago and Luis Diaz. Joe [Gomez] obviously I think is closer but not close enough. – Jurgen Klopp




MIGHT PLAY: John Stones (hamstring), Aymeric Laporte (illness), Stefan Ortega (hand)


AVAILABLE: Kevin De Bruyne (illness)


They trained, and they feel better – much better. – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Anthony Martial (hip), Christian Eriksen (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Luke Shaw (knock), Jadon Sancho (illness)


AVAILABLE: Casemiro (back from suspension)


“I think we will have players back. Luke Shaw was not available, so we expect him back. Sancho was ill, but we will have to wait and see how that develops but I think [he could be available] as well.” – Erik ten Hag




RULED OUT: Emil Krafth (knee)


AVAILABLE: Bruno Guimaraes (ankle + back from suspension), Nick Pope (back from suspension)


“Bruno [Guimaraes] is fine. He was in a bit of short-term pain but nothing that’s impacted his training week.” – Eddie Howe




RULED OUT: Dean Henderson (thigh), Willy Boly (hamstring), Scott McKenna (hamstring), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg), Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Serge Aurier (calf), Renan Lodi (knock), Ryan Yates (illness), Moussa Niakhate (match fitness)


“Ryan Yates and Moussa Niakhaté are back in training. They are close to being back involved. Renan Lodi walked off at West Ham so we will see where he is. We’re not sure on Serge Aurier at the moment, but he’s working hard. Dean Henderson is still a few weeks away, he’s had another scan.” – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Tino Livramento (knee), Juan Larios (match fitness)


AVAILABLE: Che Adams (knock), Mislav Orsic (concussion)


“He [Adams] will be in the squad tomorrow. We don’t have any other issues other than Tino [Livramento]” – Ruben Selles




RULED OUT: Hugo Lloris (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Emerson Royal (knock)


We don’t have team news, everything is fine like the last game. We are ready to play the next match with the same squad. – assistant Cristian Stellini




RULED OUT: Lukasz Fabianski (eye)


MIGHT PLAY: Maxwel Cornet (calf), Kurt Zouma (hip), Vladimir Coufal (heel)


“Kurt Zouma is doing better and Maxi (Cornet) is coming on. We’ll see how he is, and hopefully, we’ll get them closer to the first team.” – David Moyes




RULED OUT: Hugo Bueno (hamstring), Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee), Chiquinho (knee), Boubacar Traore (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Matheus Cunha (ankle)



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