Despite some reports in the football media yesterday suggesting that the hamstring strain, if that is what it was, picked up by the Arsenal and Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League away game with Norwich City would mean three weeks on the sidelines, there is still no definite timescale.
In fact, as reported by the Evening Standard, the club do not know how bad the injury is and are still waiting for the results of the scans that Alexis has had. The report claims that we will not know the extent of the problem and so the length of time the striker will miss, until then.
So there is still a certain amount of hope at Arsenal that the Chilean will be able to make a quick return and perhaps even be back in time to help the Gunners in that crucial final Champions League game away to Olympiacos, a game that we need to win by two goals or while scoring at least three goals.
The injury situation with our Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla is the same apparently, with the club waiting for the medical results before knowing whether he can feature at the weekend against Sunderland or in Greece the following Wednesday.
And while there is still hope that these two Gunners will be back very soon, it appears that Koscielny will definitely be available to play again this weekend. So have Arsenal dodged a bullet?