Leeds face injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash

PREMIER LEAGUE Leeds face injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:28 - 31.03.2023

Leeds United head coach Javi Gracia has voiced his concern over his side’s mounting injury problems ahead of their Premier League fixture against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Javi Gracia has delivered an update on Leeds’ injury concerns, confirming that the club will be without several key players with crucial fixtures coming up.

Leeds' mounting injury problems

Striker, Willy Gnonto, picked up an ankle injury while in action for Italy against Malta on Sunday and will be out of the game against Arsenal.

Defender Max Wober, who suffered a hamstring injury during Austria’s victory over Azerbaijan last weekend, will also be missing.

Leeds United manager Javi Gracia

“I’m worried about injuries because we don’t have a very big squad,” Gracia said.

“But I’m positive, I’m optimistic and I believe in all the players we have.

“We had some big problems for us – we lost important players for the next games.”

Pulse Sports previously reported that USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the combative midfielder underwent surgery on a hamstring problem he sustained before the international break. 

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Adams is hugely important for Leeds, breaking up plays and giving the team a solid platform to build attacks on.

Gracia was unable to confirm if Adams would be able to return to action before the end of the season.

“We will see his evolution,” the Leeds head coach added. 

“We’ll see if he can play any games this season, day by day.”

Leeds are currently mired in a relegation battle, despite being 14th in the Premier League, they are only two points clear of the drop zone. 

Following Saturday’s trip to league leaders Arsenal, Gracia’s side face Nottingham Forest on April 4 and Crystal Palace on April 9.

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