Theo Walcott and Calum Chambers both had to be taken off against Doncaster Rovers last night, but the Arsenal boss doesn’t expect either to be out for long.
The Gunners limped to a 1-0 win over League One strugglers thanks to a Walcott goal, but the goalscorer was not able to finish the match.
The winger was replaced by Alex Iwobi in the 76th minute having suffered a couple of harsh challenges, but Arsene Wenger isn’t expecting him to be sidelined.
Wenger said: “He had a kick behind his knee at half-time.
“In the second half he got another kick, I don’t think it’s big.
“It looks just like a kick, not more than that.”
Calum Chambers also had to be substituted during the match, coming off at the half-term interval to be replaced by Josh Dasilva. Wenger has also confirmed that he doesn’t expect to lose the defender for long, citing only a week or two at worst.
The manager said: “Chambers is injured again on the hip.
“It doesn’t look too bad, but I think he will be about again for one or two weeks.”
We already have Danny Welbeck currently sidelined, while Santi Cazorla has been out for some time, but we currently have more than enough cover to get by without any of these stars.
Jack Wilshere looks like he is nearing full fitness also and will be readily available in the coming weeks, so we should have little to worry about the strength of our options at present.
Do we expect the injuries to start stacking up? Would Walcott or Chambers be starting this weekend if they were fit?