Arsenal face Manchester City on Wednesday night in the biggest Premier League game of the season so far, and Erling Haaland could now miss the match due to injury.
The 22-year-old striker came off at half-time with a suspected thigh problem in City’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa as per the Daily Mail, with the striker assisting Ilkay Gundogan in what could be a huge result for the Etihad Stadium side.
With Arsenal, wrongly, drawing against Brentford on Saturday, a win for City on Wednesday can now send the Manchester side ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League standings on goal difference for the first time this season.
Arsenal fans react as Erling Haaland picks up injury
Having not won in the last three matches, a win against City could be huge for Arsenal, and Haaland missing the fixture through injury could be huge for Mikel Arteta’s side, with the striker one of the best players in the Premier League this season.
Indeed, with Arsenal fans still bitter about events over the weekend involving the VAR officiating against Brentford, a big result against City can turn the current sour environment surrounding the Emirates into one of absolute joy. And Haaland missing the clash could be enormous.
Twitter explodes over potential Arsenal injury boost
An argument could be made that City might be better off without Haaland, but for Arsenal supporters, the Norwegian international’s potential absence is huge for the Gunners’ chance of gaining a six-point lead in the Premier League title race.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about the City star’s injury…
HAALAND HAS GONE OFF INJURED.— AFC Hxrry 🔴⚪️ (@AFC_Hxrry) February 12, 2023
Bro Wednesday is gonna be a breeze 😭
no haaland for the game on wednesday pic.twitter.com/gmlmeM1bb4— J🧞 (@JadenAFC) February 12, 2023
Haaland missing would be huge for Wednesday— Sushil Magar (@pablo_AFC) February 12, 2023
Haaland ducking the saliba-gabriel test? Aight man— Corn⚜️ (@afc_corn) February 12, 2023
Haaland is injured 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/wZeMQeJ4uT— ᴛᴀᴏᴘʜʏᴄ ★ (@taophyc_AFC) February 12, 2023
Haaland injured do you say? 👀 #AFC— Adam Clancy (@AdamClancy9) February 12, 2023