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Arsenal still waiting to see if David Luiz will be fit for Norwich clash after he hurt his knee

‘We will have to see’: Arsenal still waiting to see if David Luiz will be fit for Norwich clash after he hurt his knee against Sheffield United as Mikel Arteta admits he might not be ready

  • David Luiz came off after 54 minutes of Arsenal’s FA Cup win at Sheffield United
  • Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he is unsure whether he is fit to play yet
  • He could be out for Wednesday’s clash against Norwich City at the Emirates

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of David Luiz ahead of Norwich’s visit to the Emirates on Wednesday.

Luiz had to come off after 54 minutes of Arsenal’s FA Cup win at Sheffield United on Sunday after damaging his right knee.

It meant an early end to his return from suspension following his red card in Arsenal’s first game after the season’s resumption at Manchester City.

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of David Luiz ahead of Norwich’s visit to the Emirates

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of David Luiz ahead of Norwich’s visit to the Emirates

Mikel Arteta has admitted he is unsure how bad Luiz's knee is ahead of Wednesday's game

Mikel Arteta has admitted he is unsure how bad Luiz’s knee is ahead of Wednesday’s game

Arsenal’s decision to hand Luiz, 33, a new one-year contract last week may have raised eyebrows in some quarters but he remains a valuable member of the squad to head coach Mikel Arteta.

Arteta said: ‘We don’t know [how bad his injury is]. He was in pain the other day when he had to leave the pitch. He is not a player that normally does that. He was uncomfortable.

‘We assessed him yesterday and he was a bit better but we don’t know. He had a scan to do this morning to see how bad it is.

‘He is very willing, he wants to play, he is always like that but we will have to see.’

Lucas Torreira has returned to training after almost four months out with a fractured ankle and will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game against Norwich along with Mesut Ozil, who sat out the Blades tie with a back problem.

Luiz sat in the stands at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, receiving treatment on his knee

Luiz sat in the stands at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, receiving treatment on his knee

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