Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on November 25th, 2023


RULED OUT: Fabio Vieira (suspended), David Raya (can’t face parent club), Thomas Partey (muscle), Emile Smith Rowe (knee), Jurrien Timber (knee)

MIGHT PLAY: Ben White (muscle), Martin Odegaard (hip)

AVAILABLE: Gabriel Jesus (hamstring)

“Hopefully he is available. We have another training session today but he has been progressing well. We didn’t know how many days he’d need to be out and in the end it got more delayed than we wanted but we had to protect the player.” – Mikel Arteta on Martin Odegaard

“Again, hopefully if he is able to train today he will be eligible to play, but it’s a question mark to be resolved in the next few hours.” – Mikel Arteta on Ben White


RULED OUT: Tyrone Mings (knee), Emiliano Buendia (knee), Jacob Ramsey (foot)

MIGHT PLAY: Diego Carlos (muscle)

AVAILABLE: John McGinn (knock), Matty Cash (knock)

“Yesterday [McGinn] came back and he rested, but today he was training. Hopefully tomorrow, there will be no change and he will be okay for Sunday.” – Unai Emery


RULED OUT: Alex Scott (knee), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Max Aarons (hamstring), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Emiliano Marcondes (foot)

AVAILABLE: Philip Billing (thigh)

“Philip [Billing] has been back training with us. He missed a couple of trainings after the game, but has been training normal. Max Aarons, we lose him because he got injured in the game, also Emiliano [Marcondes] has started partially doing some things with the team.” – Andoni Iraola


RULED OUT: Ivan Toney (suspended), Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Nathan Collins (ankle), Kevin Schade (muscle), Josh Dasilva (hamstring), Mikkel Damsgaard (knee)

AVAILABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (calf), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder)


RULED OUT: Kaoru Mitoma (knock), Mahmoud Dahoud (suspended), Pervis Estupinan (muscle), Solly March (knee), Danny Welbeck (muscle), Adam Webster (knock), James Milner (muscle), Julio Enciso (knee)

MIGHT PLAY: Igor Julio (ankle)

AVAILABLE: Lewis Dunk (muscle), Jakub Moder (knee), Tariq Lamptey (muscle)

“We will have to see with Igor [Julio]. We have too many injuries – I have lost count! Dunk is available, but Estupinan isn’t – I think for a long time. Lamptey is better, which is good news.” – Roberto De Zerbi


RULED OUT: Lyle Foster (illness), Arijanet Muric (illness), Jack Cork (knock)

MIGHT PLAY: Hjalmar Ekdal (knee), Manuel Benson (unspecified)

“Very little I can communicate other than we’re convinced he’s getting the best care possible. We are fully ready as and when, we can’t put a timeframe on it, to embrace him again with us and make sure he has platform to play his best again. At the moment the focus is just on him getting better.” – Vincent Kompany on Lyle Foster


RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Christopher Nkunku (knee), Romeo Lavia (ankle), Wesley Fofana (knee), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring)

AVAILABLE: Levi Colwill (shoulder), Malo Gusto (knee)

“We’ll see. He is at a good level and we are so happy with him.” – Mauricio Pochettino on Reece James


RULED OUT: Dean Henderson (thigh), James Tomkins (calf), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring)


RULED OUT: Dele Alli (hip), Seamus Coleman (knee), Andre Gomes (calf)

MIGHT PLAY: Amadou Onana (calf)

“Andre [Gomes] is back on the grass with us, which is good. He’s had a very frustrating season so far. He needs a bit of time – he needs games, obviously – but he’s back around it.” – Sean Dyche


RULED OUT: Joao Palhinha (suspended), Issa Diop (foot), Rodrigo Muniz (knee), Adama Traore (hamstring), Tyrese Francois (knock)

AVAILABLE: Tosin Adarabioyo (groin)


RULED OUT: Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf)

MIGHT PLAY: Ibrahima Konate (muscle), Joe Gomez (knock), Curtis Jones (hamstring), Ryan Gravenberch (knee)

AVAILABLE: Alexis Mac Allister (back from suspension)

“We need to figure out who can start and who is better to bring on.” – Jurgen Klopp on his South American cohort


RULED OUT: Issa Kabore (head), Mads Andersen (hamstring), Cauley Woodrow (calf), Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Daniel Potts (ankle), Luke Berry (calf), Reece Burke (hamstring)

MIGHT PLAY: Chiedozie Ogbeke (ankle)

AVAILABLE: Alfie Doughty (knock), Amari’i Bell (hamstring)


RULED OUT: Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), John Stones (muscle)

MIGHT PLAY: Ederson (foot), Nathan Ake (knock), Mateo Kovacic (muscle), Matheus Nunes (muscle), Sergio Gomez (ankle)

AVAILABLE: Erling Haaland (ankle)

“He trained yesterday with some niggles but today we have the last training and hopefully he can be part of it.” – Pep Guardiola on Erling Haaland


RULED OUT: Casemiro (ankle), Jonny Evans (muscle), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Christian Eriksen (knee), Jadon Sancho (disciplinary), Tyrell Malacia (knock), Amad Diallo (knee)

MIGHT PLAY: Rasmus Hojlund (muscle)

AVAILABLE: Andre Onana (shoulder), Luke Shaw (muscle)

“Andre [Onana] is okay. He stepped in training today, he’s good. Rasmus [Hojlund]: he’s training, he finished outside, making very good steps and we have to wait until tomorrow and we will make a final decision. Luke Shaw will be available for Sunday, he will be in the squad.” – Erik ten Hag


RULED OUT: Dan Burn (back), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Sandro Tonali (suspended), Sven Botman (knee), Lewis Hall (can’t face parent club), Harvey Barnes (toe), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Matt Targett (hamstring), Elliot Anderson (back), Javier Manquillo (groin)

MIGHT PLAY: Alexander Isak (groin), Miguel Almiron (hamstring), Sean Longstaff (ankle)

AVAILABLE: Bruno Guimaraes (back from suspension), Kieran Trippier (personal issue), Fabian Schar (hamstring)

“Fabian [Schar] was more precautionary I think, rather than any injury. We saw him yesterday and he seemed good. Miggy [Almiron] has worked really well since his hamstring. Kieran’s [Trippier] is fine – he’s trained with us since his return from England, so he’s in a good place. We will check on Sean [Longstaff] before Saturday.” – Eddie Howe

“We know what his injury is, but we’re unsure at this moment in time how long Sven [Botman] is going to be out. We’re hoping it’s not going to be too long. We’re hoping he can rejoin the group pretty quickly but there is a chance that might not happen so we’re keeping everything crossed.” – Eddie Howe


RULED OUT: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Felipe (knee), Danilo (ankle), Murillo (hamstring)

MIGHT PLAY: Anthony Elanga (knee)

“We’ve got to support him through the process of coming back stronger. He’s done that once before here and I’m sure he will give everything again like he did last time. You think about how well he did when he returned last season, I’m sure that’s given him a good reference point to come back to. 

“We’ll definitely see him again this season, but it’s groin surgery so it will take a little while.” – Steve Cooper on Taiwo Awoniyi


RULED OUT: Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Chris Basham (leg), John Egan (foot), Tom Davies (thigh), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Daniel Jebbison (illness)

MIGHT PLAY: Jayden Bogle (knock)

AVAILABLE: Anel Ahmedhodzic (hamstring), Oliver McBurnie (groin)

“They have been big for us, Anel [Ahmedhodzic] in the last 18 months and Oli [McBurnie] the last couple of years. In terms of Oli, he will be able to start. Vini [Souza] is fine and Jayden [Bogle] is still carrying. It’s a minor thing that we are managing him through. He’s not missed anything and has been training great.” – Paul Heckingbottom


RULED OUT: James Maddison (ankle), Cristian Romero (suspended), Yves Bissouma (suspended), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), Richarlison (pelvic), Ivan Perisic (knee), Manor Solomon (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)

MIGHT PLAY: Pape Matar Sarr (knock)

AVAILABLE: Destiny Udogie (muscle)

“Destiny [Udogie] is fine, he’s available. He’s had a good couple of weeks.” – Ange Postecoglou


RULED OUT: Michail Antonio (knee)

MIGHT PLAY: Jarrod Bowen (knee)

“Michail [Antonio] has got a small injury. It’s not serious. it will probably keep him out for a couple of weeks. I don’t want to nail down an exact time scan but about that long. We hope Jarrod [Bowen] will be available against Burnley but we will make a decision on that tomorrow.” – David Moyes


RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Craig Dawson (suspended), Joe Hodge (shoulder), Nathan Fraser (quad)

MIGHT PLAY: Nelson Semedo (foot), Mario Lemina (ankle)

“Pedro [Neto] won’t make Monday. He’s got a little bit more work to do. Pedro will stay with the physios and fitness staff for a bit longer. There’s no exact time frame but Monday he won’t be available. Hopefully it’s weeks. He’s probably ahead of where they would have wanted him to be at this point.” – Gary O’Neil












































































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