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Tobin Heath ruled out of Arsenal's trip to Brighton following knee injection

Ali Rampling
Tobin Heath is set for a few days out with a knee problem
Tobin Heath is set for a few days out with a knee problem / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Arsenal will be without Tobin Heath for Sunday evening's trip to Brighton in the WSL after the American winger had an injection on her knee.

Heath's absence is expected to be short-term, and she is the only first-team player that the Gunners will be without for the weekend's clash.

"Tobin Heath will be out, she just had an injection to the knee that just requires her to be off for a couple of days," said manager Jonas Eidevall. "So she will be back shortly but is not available for this game here. All other players should be available."

Heath has featured eight times in the WSL for Arsenal since joining the club last summer, but has largely been restricted to substitute appearances, with her season disrupted by spells out of action.

The two-time World Cup winner was absent for the back end of 2021 through injury, and made her hotly anticipated return to the side in the third week of January. Heath then netted a last gasp equaliser from the bench against Manchester City during her second match back.

Arsenal currently top the WSL, but their lead could be cut to two points by the time they kick off against Brighton on Sunday, with second place Chelsea in action against Aston Villa earlier in the day. Although the Blues trail Eidevall's side, they do have two games in hand.

"I like our position," the boss said. "I think we have good momentum, we have a lot of exciting games ahead of ourselves, we're still in the position to compete in three different competitions."

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