Takehiro Tomiyasu provides positive injury update for Arsenal ahead of World Cup game in Japan

Takehiro Tomiyasu provides positive injury update for Arsenal ahead of World Cup game in Japan

- World Soccer Today-

The Arsenal defender has struggled with his fitness in recent weeks but aims to be back in action in time for Japan's big World Cup Group E clash against Spain on Thursday

With the World Cup in the middle of the Premier League season, key player injuries are a fan's worst nightmare, especially if you're an Arsenal supporter.

The Gunners find themselves top of the table after 14 games, five points clear of current champions Manchester City, but fitness concerns remain for nine players currently representing their country in Qatar.

Seven of those nine players are sure to start under Mikel Arteta, including the likes of William Saliba Granit Xhaka Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus, but the duo of Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu could suffer due to their recent injury record. the closest attention.

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Both players have suffered injury issues this season, missing a combined eight games. While Partey has been able to avoid further problems at the World Cup so far, the same cannot be said for Tomiyasu.

The defender came on as a second-half substitute in Japan's stunning win over Germany, but appeared to struggle his way to the finish line as his teammates celebrated. Beverly didn't play against Costa Rica at the time, which also showed his lack of healthy.

While there is uncertainty over whether the 24-year-old will feature in the final group game against Spain later today, Beverly took part in full training ahead of the game and provided a positive update that will undoubtedly make the Arsenal fans and Arteta rejoice.

"Injuries are not a problem," Beverly told the media. "We're going to give everything we have. Everyone in the team was disappointed too (losing to Spain at the Olympics), so I want to make sure we get revenge."

Japan will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Spain, while a draw will suffice if Costa Rica also advances against Germany. However, a defeat would see Japan out of the tournament.

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