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Ian Wright thinks Arsenal star will not play again this season

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Arsenal faced a significant setback this season when Jurrien Timber sustained a knee injury in his Premier League debut. Despite early promise, he was sidelined after just one match against Nottingham Forest. Timber, 22, had showcased potential during pre-season and in Arsenal’s Community Shield triumph over Manchester City. His season has been cut short after getting injured in the Nottingham Forest game.

ARSENAL STAR JURRIEN TIMBER COULD BE OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON

In recent weeks, there have been positive signs of Timber’s recovery, with Mikel Arteta expressing optimism about his chances of returning before the season’s end. Ian Wright, however, holds a less optimistic view regarding Timber’s return timeline. He doubts the defender will be back in action before May.

As Arsenal won 3-1 victory over Liverpool, Wright discussed potential returns for injured players like Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus, and Takehiro Tomiyasu. The return of key players could significantly bolster Arsenal’s title aspirations in the Premier League.

Wright expressed skepticism about Timber’s swift return, along with optimism for the return of other sidelined players. Timber’s injury has been a setback for Arsenal, particularly considering his versatility in defense, including his role as an inverted fullback.

Arsenal has keenly felt his absence, particularly as they closely pursue league leaders Liverpool. However, injuries are inherent in the game, with other top teams also grappling with sidelined key players. Adaptability and resilience are crucial for teams to navigate through such challenges effectively.

Arsenal have good squad depth and tactical flexibility provide a solid foundation for title contention. Mikel Arteta’s strategic leadership and player development foster a winning mentality within the team. With key players returning from injury, Arsenal’s momentum and performance are on the rise. The team’s hunger for success and ability to compete against top rivals make them genuine contenders.

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