Premier League Press Conference Summaries

Last updated on December 8th, 2023



RULED OUT: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf), Fabio Vieira (groin), Thomas Partey (muscle), Emile Smith Rowe (knee), Jurrien Timber (knee)


We are quite short with five key players for us not being available for us for a bit of time, but we have to continue. We don’t know [how long Partey will be out for], he’s getting a very good evolution in the injury but it’s a bit early to get a timeframe.” – Mikel Arteta




RULED OUT: Tyrone Mings (knee), Emiliano Buendia (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Bertrand Traore (unspecified)


We had to rest a lot after the match we played on Wednesday, we (also) played on Sunday and last Thursday.” – Unai Emery




RULED OUT: Alex Scott (knee), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Lloyd Kelly (hamstring), Hamed Traore (illness), Max Aarons (hamstring), Ryan Fredericks (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Emiliano Marcondes (foot)


I think we have the same players in the squad. Junior [Traore] continues to be ill. He has a temperature, and will not be able to be a part of the squad. Lloyd [Kelly] is still not close. I think the next one we should recover is Max [Aarons].” – Andoni Iraola




RULED OUT: Bryan Mbeumo (ankle), Ivan Toney (ban), Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Nathan Collins (ankle), Kevin Schade (muscle), Kristoffer Ajer (foot), Josh Dasilva (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Mathias Jensen (thigh)


AVAILABLE: Christian Norgaard (back from suspension)


It is bad. He’ll have a scan later, but we don’t know the exact number of weeks he will be out. He will definitely not play on Saturday [against Sheffield United], and he will be out for weeks. We will know more in the next couple of days.” – Thomas Frank on Bryan Mbeumo




RULED OUT: Pervis Estupinan (muscle), Solly March (knee), Ansu Fati (muscle), Danny Welbeck (muscle), Adam Webster (knock), Tariq Lamptey (muscle), Julio Enciso (knee)


AVAILABLE: Lewis Dunk (back from suspension), Mahmoud Dahoud (back from suspension), Adam Lallana (knock)




RULED OUT: Luca Koleosho (knee), Lyle Foster (illness), Jack Cork (calf), Josh Cullen (unspecified)


AVAILABLE: Jordan Beyer (back from suspension)


It’s bad news for us, he’s going to be out for a while apparently. We will do everything we can to make sure he will get back healthy and ready to go again. The key concern now is to make sure he doesn’t sustain any long-term damage because he’s still young, so we’re going to do everything that is right by him.

I can’t really share the medical details but it appears in a collision, he did something to his knee. I’d like to think he will still play this season, but it might be towards the end of the season.” – Vincent Kompany on Luca Koleosho




RULED OUT: Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Romeo Lavia (ankle), Wesley Fofana (knee), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring), Lesley Ugochukwo (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Noni Madueke (muscle), Malo Gusto (knee), Christopher Nkunku (knee)


AVAILABLE: Conor Gallagher (back from suspension)




RULED OUT: Eberechi Eze (ankle), Tyrick Mitchell (hip), Dean Henderson (thigh), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring), Nathan Ferguson (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Dele Alli (hip)


MIGHT PLAY: Jordan Pickford (knee), Seamus Coleman (knock), James Garner (illness), Amadou Onana (calf), Andre Gomes (match fitness)


Amadou [Onana], we’re hoping will be around it – possibly in the squad. We’ll just have to wait and see how the next couple of days of training go.” – Sean Dyche


“[Pickford] has just got a niggly thing on his knee. I’ll find out more tomorrow, you never like to talk about it until you find out 24 to 48 hours later. I don’t think it’s anything too serious.” – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Issa Diop (foot), Tyrese Francois (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Rodrigo Muniz (knee), Adama Traore (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Diogo Jota (muscle), Joel Matip (knee), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Alisson (muscle), Alexis Mac Allister (knock)


Alisson looks good, I don’t know if good enough now for tomorrow – I will have to check that with the coaches, the medical department and with Ali, of course. Yesterday he trained normally.” – Jurgen Klopp


“Macca [Mac Allister] doesn’t look good. We will have to see day by day, we were hopeful after the game that it was not that serious. And it’s not that serious but in our period of the year, if you’re out for five days it’s 12 games pretty much.” – Jurgen Klopp




RULED OUT: Issa Kabore (ineligible to face parent club), Mads Andersen (hamstring), Cauley Woodrow (calf), Daniel Potts (ankle), Reece Burke (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Tom Lockyer (back), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)


AVAILABLE: Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Jeremy Doku (unspecified)


AVAILABLE: Jack Grealish (back from suspension), Rodri (back from suspension)




RULED OUT: Casemiro (ankle), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Christian Eriksen (knee), Victor Lindelof (unspecified), Jadon Sancho (disciplinary), Tyrell Malacia (knock), Mason Mount (calf)


MIGHT PLAY: Amad Diallo (knee), Marcus Rashford (illness)


AVAILABLE: Raphael Varane (back)


So Rashford is an incredible, good player. You can’t do it with 11 players, he can’t play every game, he’s not in this moment in the form he was last year but I am sure he will get there.

What I said about Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire: up to them. The team will always line themselves up and the best players who form the best team will play.” – Erik ten Hag




RULED OUT: Nick Pope (shoulder), Dan Burn (back), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Sandro Tonali (ban), Sven Botman (knee), Joe Willock (Achilles), Harvey Barnes (toe), Sean Longstaff (ankle), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Matt Targett (hamstring), Elliot Anderson (back), Javier Manquillo (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Jamaal Lascelles (dead leg)




RULED OUT: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)


MIGHT PLAY: Willy Boly (hip)




RULED OUT: Oliver McBurnie (suspended), Oliver Norwood (suspended), Chris Basham (leg), John Egan (foot), Tom Davies (thigh), Daniel Jebbison (illness)


MIGHT PLAY: George Baldock (unspecified), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Rhian Brewster (hamstring)




RULED OUT: James Maddison (ankle), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Ivan Perisic (knee), Manor Solomon (knee), Eric Dier (groin), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Ashley Phillips (ankle), Alfie Whiteman (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Son Heung-min (knock)


“Nothing new really, last update I got was late last night. He’s a bit sore after the game, we’ll see how recovers today.” – Ange Postecoglou on Son Heung-min


“There were a couple of others with some knocks but I don’t think anything else significant.” – Ange Postecoglou




RULED OUT: Michail Antonio (hamstring)


MIGHT PLAY: Alphonse Areola (wrist)


“Not quite sure yet. He’s just got a little bit of ligament damage in his wrist, so we’re not quite sure if he’s ready. We thought he would be ready for tonight [v Spurs], so we’ll find out.” – David Moyes on when we can expect to see Alphonse Areola again




RULED OUT: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Rayan Ait-Nouri (ankle), Jonny Otto (disciplinary), Joe Hodge (shoulder), Nathan Fraser (quad)


AVAILABLE: Jose Sa (back)


“The plan is to do one more week, or maybe five days, with the fitness coach and then come buack into the group to join us for training.

“He’ll then be back available from then, hopefully. It’ll take a little bit of time to build him up.” – Gary O’Neil on Pedro Neto





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