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Arteta gives injury timeline update on Arsenal duo Saliba and Tomiyasu

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Mikel Arteta has been speaking about Arsenal's injured defenders William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has delivered an update on injuries within his squad ahead of Sunday's final Premier League match of the season against Wolves.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: "We had some issues this week. In the last few weeks some players were unable to play.

"With Reiss (Nelson), we had a little with Bukayo (Saka) which has been going for a few weeks and with Leo (Leandro Trossard)." Arteta then spoke about injured defenders William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu, who have both been sidelined since a Europa League clash against Sporting CP back in March.

"It’s probably too early to say", Arteta said when asked about Saliba's potential return date. "I think it’s evolving the right way.

"The last two weeks have been much more positive than the previous two months."

On Tomiyasu, the Spaniard added: "I think he will be really close. Hopefully he will be around pre-season, like Willy (Saliba) to be in a good place. They have been working so hard. He’s a tremendous person, he’s a top professional and we just want him to be available."

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