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Alarm bells sound at Crystal Palace as injury concern revealed ahead of Arsenal


 

An altogether concerning development on the personnel front has been unveiled at Crystal Palace on Sunday evening.

The player to have sparked worry on the part of the Eagles? Michael Olise.

Youngster Olise, amid a fine spell of recent form in south London, was afforded his maiden call-up to France's U21 squad earlier this week, ahead of meetings with the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland.

As confirmed in an official statement this afternoon, however, the gifted attacker was today forced to depart Les Bleus' camp prematurely.

This comes with Olise suffering with 'inflammation' in his left foot, preventing him from training as normal.

Arsenal next up

It of course now remains to be seen whether Olise is in line for any sort of considerable spell on the sidelines over the weeks ahead.

After returning to full fitness on the back of a back issue late last year, the 20-year-old has since taken his game to another level in 2022, racking up three goals and six assists en route to establishing himself as a key member of Patrick Vieira's frontline.

Next on the agenda for the capital outfit, meanwhile, comes a highly-anticipated Premier League showdown with London rivals Arsenal on Monday, April 4th.

Derby stakes aside, the clash will see Palace boss Patrick Vieira play host to his beloved Gunners for the very first time as a manager, adding further spice to an already vital fixture amid Arsenal's hunt for a top-4 berth.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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