Evra Claims Arsenal’s EPL Chances Will End if Saliba Is Injured

Evra Claims Arsenal’s EPL Chances Will End if Saliba Is Injured

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:21 PM
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  • Patrice Evra has warned that Arsenal's chances of winning the EPL would be done if William Saliba picks an injury
  • The former defender contends that it is important for the Gunners to make critical signings in January to maintain the momentum
  • The north Londoners currently have a five-point advantage on top of the standings over Manchester City
  • Mikel Arteta's charges will return to action on Boxing Day to face rivals West Ham United

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has claimed that Arsenal's Premier League title hopes will be dented if William Saliba gets injured.

Saliba has formed am an important part of Arsenal's Premier League title charge this season which has them leading the standings.

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William Saliba in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Brighton at Emirates Stadium. Photo by David Price.
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The Gunners have lost just once so far this season in an impressive run that has seen them pick 37 points after outings.

However, despite their brilliant form, Metro UK reports Evra has expressed concerns about the team's squad depth.

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Evra fires warning to Arsenal over Saliba

According to the legendary Premier League defender, Arsenal's hopes of lifting the Premier League crown will be ended if Saliba gets injured.

The north Londoners have already lost Gabriel Jesus to an injury, with the Brazilian attacker set to spend at least three months on the sidelines.

Evra has now warned that Arsenal will be done if his fellow countryman Saliba goes the same way.

"The Premier League is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. My worry for Arsenal, even if I only want to stay positive for them, is the depth of the squad," Evra told Betfair.
"Imagine if Saliba got injured, the impact he has on the team if he was to get injured they would be done. So, they need another centre-back," he added.

Zinchenko backs Nketiah

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has backed Eddie Nketiah to successfully fill the void left by Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus, who joined the Gunners in the summer has played a central role in the club's impressive start to the Premier League.

The Brazilian star has already scored five goals in the English top flight to help the north Londoners launch a serious title bid.

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