Category Archives: Arsenal Injury News

TYPICAL Arsenal may lose Alexis after loaning THREE strikers!

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are sweating on the fitness os our star of the season so far Alexis Sanchez. A blow does not quite cover this news for Arsenal fans, it is more like a hurricane.

The manager’s latest injury update, revealed on the official Arsenal website, explains that the Chile international forward, who has scored a third of our Premier League goals, is a real doubt for Sunday’s home clash with Aston Villa. It is his hamstring that is the problem and Wengers says they will not know if he can play until the day before the game.

Walcott feels Arsenal have ALL pieces in place to beat Man City

The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott will be hoping that his latest game on the comeback trail after a year off with injury problems has some similarities with the last time the Gunners went to the Etihad stadium to face Man City.

Walcott was fantastic in that game, scoring twice and causing City all sorts of problems, but the result was not so good as Arsenal suffered a 6-3 defeat which began our terrible run of away defeats against our big Premier League rivals.

GOOD news on Arteta but can Arsenal REALLY afford to wait?

It was all doom and gloom on the injury front for Arsenal yesterday, with the media reporting that the Gunners were going to be without the key figures of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy for the next three months or so. But things are not quite as bad as all that, thankfully, as Arsene Wenger revealed in his pre-match press conference reported by Arsenal.com.

How BIG a blow is surgery for Arsenal AND Arteta?

Oh dear Arsenal, it just keeps coming! In the space of a week the Gunners, who had just started to believe that we were coming out of the long dark tunnel of our injury crisis into the light of having a decent and strong squad, have lost two key players for most of the rest of this season.

The latest update from Arsene Wenger on the Arsenal.com website could actually mean that Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta could take no more part for us this season. And while that is obviously a gutter for Debuchy, whose debut season is down the pan after a second operation, it could be even worse for Arteta.

Debuchy injury spoils perfect day for Arsenal

You have to feel sorry for the Arsenal and France international star Mathieu Debuchy. The right back looks set for a second lengthy spell on the sidelines since his transfer to Arsenal from Newcastle United in the summer. And the Frenchman is the perfect epitome of the bad luck that the Gunners have been suffering on the injury front.

And as much as people like to blame Arsene Wenger and the medical staff at the Emirates for our terrible run of injury problems, Debuchy is proof that this is not true, at least not completely. His first ankle injury was bad enough, damaging his ankle ligaments while playing against Man City, but the one today just takes the biscuit.

Jack Wilshere gives Arsenal ANOTHER injury boost

Arsenal Handed Big Boost As Wilshere Nears return! by AT

Following the return of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil from injury, the Arsenal midfield has gotten a further boost from the treatment table as Jack Wilshere is said to be significantly ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from an ankle injury he suffered during the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Manchester United at the Emirates.

The Englishman, who was expected to be out till the end of March, has progressed remarkably well in his recovery and is now expected to be back as early as the end of February. The Arsenal boss also confirmed the news from the Mirror by stating: “Jack is progressing quicker than expected – he could be back by the end of February.”

Ozil must NOT start for Arsenal but SHOULD feature

Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, clearly. The Frenchman would not have made the creative midfielder his record signing or kept putting him in the Arsenal starting line-up when all the TV pundits and many fans were on his back if he did not rate the player highly.

And that was evident again today as he spoke about the German star in his pre-match press conference reported by Arsenal.com. Not only did the manager wax lyrical about the qualities of Ozil and what he adds to the team, Wenger suggested that having players like Ozil, Giroud and Koscielny back from lengthy injury spells could benefit us as they will be much fresher than those who have played most of the games in the first half of the season.

Mesut Ozil set to return for Arsenal against Stoke

Are things finally taking a turn for the good for Arsenal after enduring the first six months of the season with half their first team players on the treatment table? Theo Walcott finally made his return yesterday and should be able to play the whole 90 minutes next Sunday against Stoke City.

Now a report in the Star is indicating that our 42 million man Mesut Ozil will also be returning to the squad for the same match, although it is unlikely that Wenger would risk him for the full game.

Arsenal team news! Welbeck OUT and Walcott IN?

That daft red card that the Arsenal and France international striker picked up for losing his rag and throwing a headbutt in the QPR game is starting to look more and more costly to the Gunners. We did manage a plucky away win at West Ham in the first of the centre forward’s three games of suspension, but Wenger had to shuffle his squad and use players that could have done with a rest. And we may have killed the Hammers off earlier with the Frenchman leading the line.

How much can Wenger afford to rotate Arsenal players?

I am sure that Arsene Wenger would love to be able to rotate his Arsenal squad and give all of the players that put in such a shift on Boxing Day a well earned rest, with less than 49 hours between that hard fought, 10 man victory and the trip across London to face high flying West Ham.

But the fact that our opponents are doing so well in the Premier League, especially at home, as well as the injury situation that is ravaging our squad and leaving the manager with a fewer good options, means that is not really possible.

Wenger blames injuries and World Cup (again) for bad Arsenal start

With the very busy Christmas period ahead, and a few easyish games I might add, Arsene Wenger believes that his Arsenal team have a chance to make up some ground on the League leaders to put them back into the title race.

Wenger said in the Telegraph: “Let’s see how the schedule goes over Christmas. We’ll have a much better idea at the beginning of January. It can still change. That’s why I say, ‘let’s wait’. Will it only be Chelsea and Man City? Today you can say maybe, but it is still a long way.

The whole Arsenal squad is waiting for Theo!

Despite the arrival of Alexis Sanchez this season, Arsenal have looked short of pace up front and are having trouble getting in behind determined defences, we according to our newest right-back Hector Bellerin, the reason is because Theo Walcott has not been available to introduce more speed into our play.

“Hopefully we get to start a game together and hopefully then we can show people that pace on the right-hand side and obviously just help the team,” Bellerin told Arsenal.com.