Arsenal fans will have to wait until Sunday to see whether or not our star striker Alexis Sanchez will be fit and ready to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, where we have got a pretty poor recent record and could really do with the Chilean dynamo’s energy and fighting qualities.
I suspect he will but if not it will be the next game for Alexis and that is not part of the triple injury boost I’m talking about. Arsene Wenger is clearly playing his squad cards close to his chest because although he did give an injury update reported by the Arsenal website, he did not tell us everything.
Wenger said, “From Liverpool we have no injuries, so that’s good news.
“Elneny is available for selection, I haven’t decided yet [whether I will play him]. I have to see how everyone has recovered. Elneny is a possibility to be in the squad for Sunday.
“Alexis I would say has a 60:40 chance to be available and be back in the squad. He has two decisive days – Friday and Saturday. He is fit, he has worked very hard and the decision we have to take is whether to take a gamble or not on his injury.
“Tomas [Rosicky] needs first to have a game somewhere. We hope for maybe an under-21 game or at least a bit more training with the first team.”
There is more good news for Arsenal fans as well, reported by Metro, as the trio of long term absentees Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Francis Coquelin are back in training.
Brilliant news for us and our hopes of the EPL title, especially the return of midfield enforcer Coquelin and all three should be available when Barcelona come to town for the Champions League. Can anything stop the Gunners now?