Smith Rowe, Jesus, & Zinchenko: Arsenal injury list & expected return dates ahead of Burnley clash

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All the latest injury news for Arsenal ahead of their Premier League clash against Burnley

Arsenal are really starting to pick up some momentum at the present moment in time. The Gunners have won each of their last four Premier League outings, and followed up a statement victory over fellow title contenders Liverpool last weekend with a 6-0 thrashing of West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

That hot streak has left Mikel Arteta's men third in the table, just two points adrift of the summit with 14 games left to play. Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Turf Moor on Saturday to face relegation-threatened Burnley in a fixture that many supporters of both clubs will be expecting the Gunners to win comfortably.

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But if Arsenal are to claim all three points on their travels, they may have to do so without a number of recognisable first team names. We've taken a look at the Gunners' current injury list below, as well as providing expected return dates where possible...

Thomas Partey

Partey has been plagued by injury this season, and is currently sidelined with an ongoing muscle complaint. Speaking earlier this month, Arteta explained that the midfielder had suffered a setback in his recovery, and could be out for a while longer as a result. He said: 'Whether that’s a matter of days or weeks, we’ll see but he had a little thing.'

Gabriel Jesus

The Brazilian striker missed out on Sunday's whitewash at the London Stadium due to a knee injury, but is thought to be recovering well, and could be in contention to feature against Burnley at the weekend, although nothing is concrete at this stage.

Jurrien Timber

Timber suffered a horrendous knee injury on the opening weekend of the season, and had been widely expected to miss the remainder of the campaign as a result. His rehabilitation is said to be going very well, however, and Arsenal have seemingly dropped a big clue as to his potential comeback in the relatively near future by including him in their Champions League squad for the knockout stages of the competition.

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Fabio Vieira

Having undergone surgery for a groin complaint late last year, the expectation was that Vieira would be back in action by the beginning of February. That date has come and gone, evidently, and it is now understood that the Portuguese midfielder could still be a handful of weeks away from making his return.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Zinchenko was a doubt in the build up to Sunday's win over West Ham, and ultimately, it transpired that the clash would come too soon for the Ukrainian. Arteta did claim, however, the full-back's situation was 'evolving really well', and it is not unreasonable to assume that he could be back in contention for the trip to Burnley this weekend.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Another who was spoken about with optimism prior to the West Ham match, Tomiyasu also missed out due to a knock sustained during the Asian Cup, but it would be no surprise whatsoever to see him back in the travelling contingent on Saturday.

Emile Smith Rowe

Smith Rowe has had no luck with injuries of late, but the midfielder may well be able to recover from an ankle issue in time to feature in some capacity at Turf Moor. A late assessment of his fitness is likely.

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