Mari, Chambers and Mustafi – Latest Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Manchester City game

Arsenal’s next game sees them make the trip north to take on Manchester City.

The Gunners take on Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium following the current international break.

Mikel Arteta’s side have enjoyed an impressive start to the season with three wins from their opening four fixtures.

The most recent victory was a hard-fought 2-1 success over Sheffield United thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe.

Arteta will be wanting his side to show the same resilience, determination and desire to make it back-to-back Premier League wins.

Here is the latest injury news for the Gunners going into the game with City.

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has been left out of all of Arsenal’s matchday squads so far.

It’s understood the move is down to tactics, rather than the German international having any sort of injury though.

He is, therefore, in contention for the City game if called upon.

Pablo Mari

The Spanish defender remains sidelined with an injury to his left ankle.

He picked up the problem – which saw damage to his ankle ligaments – in the game with City back on June 17.

He is continuing outside running and undergoing a strengthening programme as he makes a return to full fitness.

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Mari has also been doing some light ball work as part of his recovery.

The plan is for him to return to full training within the next week or so.

The City game might be too soon for him, however, and a more likely return could be in the Europa League game away to Rapid Vienna on Thursday, October 22.


The defender is yet to play for Arsenal this season.

The Greek has been tipped to leave the club this summer, with French giants Paris Saint-German linked with a move.

However, he remains with the club and is fit so is in contention to be in the squad to take on City.

Calum Chambers

The defender has been out with a serious knee injury since the end of last December in the home defeat by Chelsea.

He had been…