With the international break seeming to have further devastated the Arsenal squad with more injuries to players, there was inevitably going to be questions asked about what is going on with the fitness and medical areas of the club.
But the latest injury update from Arsene Wenger, reported by Arsenal.com, is actually quite positive and reveals that quite a few of the players are due to be available for selection a lot sooner than previously thought. And they include some key players like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.
The Welshman is not going to be in the match day squad for Saturday and the visit of Hull City, but he will travel to Belgium on Wednesday to face Anderlecht in the Champions League, a fortnight before his original return date. And Walcott could also be involved in that game, as he is due to play for the under 21s tomorrow.
Two players who will be able to face Hull, according to the Frenchman, are the club captain Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, whose serious sounding injury problem turns out to be only a contact injury. Also, Yaya Sanogo and Serge Gnabry are close to being fit and Giroud’s comeback will be sooner than expected, while Laurent Koscielny will not need surgery for his ankle problem.
So maybe the medical and fitness staff at Arsenal are getting it right after all. Let’s hope so Gooners.