Vincent Kompany welcomes Burnley star as injury problems subside

According to Vincent Kompany, Burnley couldn’t have benefited more from Michael Obafemi’s return at this time.
As a late substitution in Burnley’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday, the 23-year-old played his first minutes of the season.

The striker hadn’t played for Burnley since their 2-1 victory against Bristol City in April of the previous year.
Obafemi has had to undergo surgery and has had a difficult time getting back on track.

It comes after the forward had a significant hamstring injury in June while traveling abroad for the Republic of Ireland’s international assignment.


Burnley sign Republic of Ireland international Michael Obafemi on loan from Swansea City


Obafemi’s return to fitness is much-needed, as teammate number nine Lyle Foster will be out for a while to obtain treatment for his mental health issues.

Kompany remarked, “That’s good,” regarding Obafemi’s return.

“Obviously, having Oba back now that Lyle isn’t here, the timing couldn’t be better for us.”

Even with Saturday’s outcome in North London, there was still positive news as Aaron Ramsey made his way back from injury.

Due to an injury, the midfield player missed a month of play; his most recent game was a 4-1 loss to Chelsea at the beginning of October.

After the international break, Hjalmar Ekdal and Manuel Benson should be back in the mix. Arijanet Muric will also be available after missing the Arsenal match since he was called up for Kosovo’s rescheduled Euro 2024 qualifier against Israel.

It is known that Mike Tresor’s illness prevented him from playing against Arsenal.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.