In a recent Q&A session on The Athletic, David Ornstein shed light on the remarkable entrance of Dutch talent Jurrian Timber into the Arsenal fold. The 22-year-old defender, acquired from Ajax for a substantial 38 million euros this summer left an indelible mark despite his limited playing time.
Timber showcased his skills in a thrilling Community Shield encounter against Manchester City. Arsenal triumphed 4-1 penalty shootout victory after a 1-1 draw. The buzz around his potential escalated.
However, the young Dutchman’s promising start took an unfortunate turn in Arsenal’s first Premier League match against Nottingham. Timber was the part of the starting lineup. Sadly, he left the field in the first half due to injury leaving a void in Arsenal’s defensive lineup.
Arsenal without Timber
Although Arsenal faced a setback with Timber’s injury, they’re still a strong contender in the Premier League title race. However, injury worries cast a shadow on their hopes. The team has to tackle additional challenges due to Timber’s absence. He is expected return in January next year. Arsenal fans are eagerly anticipating Timber’s comeback. Hopefully, he can play a key role in the later part of the season.
In addition to Timber, Arsenal is grappling with significant injuries to key players like Thomas Partey, Odegaard, Jesus, and Rowe. This poses a substantial blow to the Gunners as they navigate through challenges in their squad composition.
Presently, Arsenal holds the fourth position in the Premier League standings, amassing 24 points from 11 matches. The team is within striking distance, trailing the table-topping Manchester City by a mere 3 points.
Before heading into the international break, Arsenal faces Burnley in their final match at the Emirates Stadium. The participation of key players like Saka, Nketiah, and Ramsey remains uncertain for this fixture. Despite the uncertainties, Arteta’s team is determined to give their best and secure a victory in the upcoming match against Burnley.