Jurrien Timber has shown quite a bit of promise in pre-season and also in Arsenal ‘s win over Manchester City in the Super Cup. However, bad luck came to the Dutch defender when he was injured in the first round of the Premier League.
In recent weeks, Timber has shown promise and shown he will recover better than expected . Coach Mikel Arteta added that there is a ‘realistic’ possibility that the Arsenal rookie will play again before May.
However, Ian Wright is not so optimistic . The Arsenal legend said: “Yes Jesus has just returned from injury. Thomas Partey is probably the same. I don’t think Timber will be back in time. With Tomiyasu, you look at what we have and I mentioned those players and then we will see the squad of the moment (without Timber)”.
As of this moment, Arsenal are 2 points behind leaders Liverpool and it could be argued that they would have fared better with Timber in the squad.