Oleksandr Zinchenko injury update: Arsenal left back might miss first few games

Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko is currently training alone on their preseason tour of the United States. A report from The Athletic has shared more details on the Ukrainian’s preparations for the upcoming season.

After a promising season a year ago, Mikel Arteta will be pleased with how his summer progresses at Arsenal. His three top transfer targets traveled with the rest of the team on their main preseason excursion after arriving relatively soon.

Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice have all been given time to adjust to the team. On Saturday, Arteta had a highly competitive game against Manchester United, which they lost 2-0.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was one player who didn’t show up despite speaking to the media before the game. Since Zinchenko is not fit, he is training alone.

There are now at least three weeks until the start of the Premier League season, and he will want to play when they take on his former team, Manchester City, in the Community Shield.

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According to a story from The Athletic, Zinchenko is currently working alone. This is because he is still recovering from the calf injury that caused his season to stop last year. Last season, he made 27 Premier League matches while dealing with five injuries.

Football London’s Kaya Kaynak spoke about his injury on his YouTube channel. Kaynak shared what he knows about the £35m player.

“His injury is a bit more concerning; it was a calf injury that continues to linger from last season; it was a calf injury that kept him out early last season as well. I was told he could be in the preseason games as Arsenal get him back to fitness. There were pictures of him training, but I don’t know how intense the training was; the early signs are that he’s not over his calf injury yet,” he said.

There have been rumors this summer that his deputy Kieran Tierney will leave the team. If his first-choice left-back is injured, Arteta will likely not approve a transfer for the Scottish international.

Arsenal’s Zinchenko is one of many players working out by himself. Folarin Balogun, the young striker, is also practising alone from the team.

Zinchenko, who slid into midfield and gave opponents plenty of issues, was essential to how Arsenal played last season. Therefore, Arteta would be hoping the dynamic Ukrainian recovers soon.