As we wrote in an earlier post, there is some doubt about whether arsenal will have the Germany international star Mesut Ozil available for the trip north to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, although the hopes are high that the illness which caused the attacking midfielder to be sent home from training will not be a long enough issue to stop him playing.
What does seem a lot more likely ahead of this crucial Premier League clash is that the Gunners will be the beneficiaries of two bits of news from the injury side of things and that really could make all the difference to whether Arsenal win, lose or draw.
On our side of the fence we have the excellent and encouraging news reported by Metro is that Arsenal will be seriously strengthened at the back with our defensive mainstay and stand in captain Laurent Koscielny back in training after a small lay-off due to a hamstring injury picked up in the defeat to Bayern Munich.
At the same time, Jurgen Klopp’s defensive problems are not getting any easier after The Mirror reported the German admitting that his captain and deep lying midfielder Jordan Henderson would not recover from a foot injury in time to protect the Liverpool defence against the Gunners’ attack.
Good news Gooners, but just how big could these two injury issues prove to be?