International breaks are so often a source of anxiety for Arsenal supporters, and the first of the 2023/24 campaign was no different.
While supporters want nothing more than Gooners to enjoy success with their respective nations, a more pressing concern is their fitness. In a season as big as 2023/24 is for Arsenal, it’s imperative that Mikel Arteta has a full cohort of players to select from. Injuries would be a disaster.
The Gunners have already lost Jurrien Timber for a good chunk of his debut season in north London, while Thomas Partey succumbed before the break and is expected to be out until the October internationals.
Fortunately, though, it appears as if Arsenal have remained injury-free across the globe over the past week or so.
Arsenal injury update after the September international break
There’s only been one concern for the Gunners over the break, with murmurs emerging in the wake of Brazil’s 5-1 win over Bolivia that Gabriel had picked up a knock and was a doubt for their upcoming clash with Peru.
The defender was pictured with an ice pack on his knee during the latter stages of Brazil’s first win of 2026 World Cup qualifying after being taken off, but he was pictured in training a couple of days later before playing 90 minutes and keeping a clean sheet in their win over Peru.
So, it doesn’t appear as if Arteta has anything to be concerned about there.
Other than the Gabriel concern, there’s little to write home about on the injury front, which is excellent news for Arteta ahead of Sunday’s game against Everton. There was a run-out for Gabriel Jesus as he continues to work his way back to 100%, while Bukayo Saka even earned a bit of a rest in England’s 3-1 victory over Scotland.
The winger came on as a second-half substitute after starting against Ukraine on Saturday, so he should be pretty fresh for the trip to Goodison Park.