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Luiz, Martinelli, Partey: Latest Arsenal injury news and return dates for Rapid Wien clash

Arsenal will be looking to continue their impressive Europa League campaign against Rapid Wien at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening.

The Gunners have already sealed a place in the knockout stages of the competition and need just a point from either their final two Group B matches to seal top spot in the group.

Mikel Arteta will be hoping that the game can be a confidence-boosting exercise, with his side currently struggling in the Premier League.

Last night, Arsenal were beaten 2-1 on home soil in England’s top-flight by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Gabriel’s first half goal proved to be no more than a consolation, with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence both finding a way past Bernd Leno before half-time.

Arsenal already have a number of injury problems going into Thursday night’s game, with that number increasing during last night’s defeat to the Old Gold.

Ahead of hosting their upcoming Austrian opponents this weekend, here is a round-up all of the very latest Arsenal injury news and when the players currently sidelined are likely to return.

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David Luiz

The Brazilian centre-back was forced off at half time during the 2-1 defeat last night after suffering a head injury.

David Luiz was involved in a nasty clash of heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez early on the game, which led to the Mexican striker being rushed to hospital.

Despite concerns over Jimenez, Luiz continued to play for the rest of the first half before being replaced at the break.

However, Arteta will not be taking any risks with Luiz who could well miss Thursday’s match.

David Luiz before he was forced off through injury against Molde
(Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“It was a rally tense situation because the collision was surprising,” Arteta said after the defeat.

“Straight away you could see the reaction of the…