After what happened to Arsenal when the club captain and central midfielder Mikel Arteta picked up an injury problem in the Champions League clash with Anderlecht on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been sweating on the medical reports on the Spaniard and fortunately it is good news for once.
The manager’s latest injury update on Arsenal.com reveals that although the Gunners will have to do without Arteta in the middle for the trip to Swansea on Sunday, his hamstring problem is a minor one and should see him back in action after the international break, when Arsenal have to huge games against Man United and Borussia Dortmund.
There is more good news for the Gunners as well, with Jack Wilshere able to play after his bout of illness. And our French international centre forward Olivier Giroud is due to be back in training next week, with his international colleague Laurent Koscielny also a possible returnee after the upcoming international break.
Wenger revealed, “Arteta will be out for Sunday. He has a mild hamstring strain and he will be out for a short period because it’s a grade one. He should be back after the internationals.
“Giroud joins in training next week.
“Jack is alright, he is back in the squad for Sunday.
“Debuchy, Ospina and Ozil are progressing very well, but of course they are not available before or straight after the international break.
“Koscielny has a little chance to be back after the international break.”
So with the suggestion that our Colombian keeper, French right back and German play maker are progressing well and could also be back soon, it really does make you think that the club may have put the long running and mysterious injury problems behind us. Not before time but this would be fantastic news for the future of Arsenal FC.