English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal FC have provided an injury update ahead of their clash with Vorskla Poltava.
The Gunners will host the Ukrainian Premier Soccer League club in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Group E match-day one game at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
England-born defender-cum-midfielder Maitland-Niles, who has been linked with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is currently nursing a small fracture.
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Maitland-Niles is expected to return to full training next month. The England under-21 international is of Nigerian descent and he is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles.
Arsenal injury update
Left knee injury. Progressing well and now expected to return to full training in early October (initially aiming to return during the month of October).
Small fracture to left fibula. Progressing well and now expected to return to full training in early October (initially aiming to return to training in November).
Significant sprain to right ankle. Aiming to return to training in October/November.
Right Achilles tendon repair. Started working outside. Aiming to return to full training in November.
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