Finally Some Positive Injury News For Arsenal! by AT
After a rather dismal performance in the Capital One Cup against Southampton, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given the latest injury news from his squad. While Arsenal had to field a second-string side against the Saints as a result of all the injuries, Gooners will be happy to know that there is plenty of positive news from the treatment room.
Firstly, Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry are both set to be back right after the international break, which starts after the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Wenger said: Theo is doing very well, and Gnabry is doing very well too. They should be available after the international break for full training.”
It’s safe to say that both wide men, Theo in particular, have been a huge miss for the Gunners so far this campaign. The duo will certainly boost the attack when they return and it will be very interesting to see how Arsene Wenger fits the Englishman into his starting eleven.
With that being said, there is some positive news on the short-term as well. Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs, who were not fit enough to start against Southampton, will both be available for this weekend’s North London derby against Spurs, following speculation that the defensive duo will be a little short for the much-anticipated clash.
Whilst it will be hard to get over the long-term injuries to Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy, I think the Arsenal fans can take some joy out of the news of Theo Walcott’s imminent return and the availability of Mertesacker and Gibbs for the all important game against the Spuds. Here’s hoping Le Boss will move to reinforce his defence when the January transfer window opens.