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Saka, Willian, Tierney: Arsenal injury updates and team news ahead of Dundalk and Man United

Arsenal are busy preparing for their Europa League group stage tie against Dundalk on Thursday night.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways after defeat to Leicester City on Sunday evening.

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a late winner, with Arsenal made to rue their lack of prolificacy in front of goal.

Next up is Irish side Dundalk, but the Gunners’ task is complicated, however, by a list of injury concerns – which now includes David Luiz after the defender was withdrawn with an injury against Leicester – and Bukayo Saka, who was also taken off.

Here is a round-up of all the latest Arsenal injury news ahead of the game on Thursday night and then Manchester United on Sunday.

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Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka was forced to come off against Leicester after 65 minutes as he looked to be struggling.

Speaking after the game, Arteta was not certain what the problem was.

The England international will be assessed ahead of Thursday night.

David Luiz

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the extent of David Luiz’s injury will be known within 48 hours.

The Brazilian was replaced five minutes into the second half against Leicester after suffering a suspected muscle injury.

Arteta said: “I don’t know. We’ve lost a few players in the last week or so. David had a muscular problem and he couldn’t carry on.

“We’ll have to assess him in the next 48 hours.”

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Willian

The Brazilian winger was left out of the squad against Leicester after failing to recover from a calf problem picked up against Manchester City last weekend.

The winger was pictured training on Saturday afternoon, and may yet return for Thursday night’s clash.

Willian in action for Arsenal against Man City at the Etihad Stadium (Image: Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

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