Warren Zaire-Emery doubtful to face AC Milan on Wednesday

Newcastle United FC v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Newcastle United FC v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Warren Zaire-Emery, an undisputed starter for Luis Enrique's PSG and who had to rest this weekend in the match against Strasbourg, returned to training this Monday, but he did so individually.

PSG held their training on Monday, just two days before the Champions League match against AC Milan scheduled for this Wednesday. Luis Enrique was able to confirm that one of his regular starters, the young midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery, is still not in full condition.

Despite having rested over the weekend in the match against Strasbourg (3-0) due to ankle discomfort, the 17-year-old player did not participate in today's collective training session, according to Djamel, an influential informant from the Parisian community.

However, two days before the match vs. AC Milan, for which he would start if he were fully recovered, Zaire-Emery was not inactive, as the club even posted a photo of him during the recent training session, although he was separated from the group. Therefore, his participation in the match is still in doubt, and the last collective training session tomorrow morning will define his situation.

Six days ago, during the match between France U-21 and Cyprus U-21 (9-0), the team captain had to leave at half-time due to a blow to his left ankle, and Thierry Henry's coaching staff preferred not to risk it. PSG, aware that this is a 17-year-old player who has already had an active season, allowed him to rest and recover properly, avoiding his participation in training and the weekend match. However, this may not be enough, and his availability for the match will be determined in the coming hours.

As for the rest of the squad, Marco Asensio is gradually approaching full recovery but has not yet participated in collective training. The absent players should logically be the Spaniard, as well as Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe.