Arsenal injury news – Some good, but Alexis a worry

Well the first round of international games are over and we will have to do it all again in midweek, but so far so good as we have not picked up any new injuries yet (touch wood!). All the latest injury news concerns events that happened in England though, and it appears that both Matthieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are both going to be fit to face Watford next weekend.

Laurent Koscielny is also improving, and though unlikely to be ready for the Watford game, he is aiming to be back in the squad to face Bayern Munich. My main worry though is the fact that Alexis Sanchez left the field against Man United and should really have rested it for a week or so, but instead he has had to travel to the other side of the world and has already played the full 90 minutes (and scored) in Chile’s 2-0 win over Brazil.

His boss Jorge Sampaoli admitted that he taken a risk by playing Sanchez so quickly. “Alexis also arrived not at his top of form, with pain in the adductor,” he said. “He couldn’t play at 100% but we thought that for us him not playing was to give too much advantage to our rivals because his presence in our team makes things difficult for our opponents.”

I know that Sampaoli can only concentrate on winning with Chile and will have no interest in Alexis’ fitness when he returns to Arsenal, but if he insists on playing him against Peru on Tuesday as well, then Sanchez could be in real danger of aggravating his groin before returning to London.

Fingers crossed everyone!

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      1. None of these games are friendlies. They are the first of the Sth American World Cup Qualifiers. Beating Brazil is a big thing for Chile to reach the finals

  1. Ok nothing is mentioned clearly about his fitness. Sampaoli insists he might have taken a risk. Lets see what happens for the Peru match, and then decide. If he is rested, then all good for us.

    1. You really can’t blame them for playing him even not at full fitness. The guy is huge for ourselves so how important is he for Chile.

      We have Watford in next match, I don’t want us to take it lightly but would prefer to see Alexis start from bench. Also we can get an idea of how things may be if or when he does eventually pick up a knock.

      How long is wait til Danny recovers, would like to think that Danny Theo and Ox forward line will definitely trouble defenders ..plenty pace.

      Finally ..I hope that Giroud can keep in good spirits also appreciating the good form of starting forwards. Good record at arriving late in game from bench then scoring, hope he continues averaging this way and brings some old fashioned English play when called for.

  2. Of course he is a worry. His our only superstar performer. Without him we are less of a threat.

    Let’s hope he gets through it unscathed.

  3. With Alexis you never know. You might even see him run in the Chilean cross country race on Sunday. Don’t worry, he’ll be fine 🙂

  4. Klopp always wanted arsenal move but,the amount of wages offored by liverpool he could not say no.He becames the second highest paid manager in epl after jose.Anyways liverpool is bigger than arsenal in trophy success.Am bored by wenger now lets look at diego simeon who has already built a better team than arsenal with litle money.Still wenger out!

    1. I feel very self conscious when visiting the site in public these days. I scroll to the comments section faster than Ozil sees a pass 😀

      1. I actually agree! The ads under the posts used to have funny or weird articles. Nowadays it always seems to be Russian dating sites.
        I have now removed them……
        Test please, you may have to clear your caches….

  5. @season ticket holder… u said Simone @A Madrid built a team with small budget…. don’t u know that …it’s very easy to bring a prospect, talented footballer from south America to Spain Germany, France Italy and other European country than England… bcos b4 a player can get work permit in England he has to play 70% for his country for d last 2 yes but in other European country is not like that…. so think twice b4 u write n criticise our manager.

  6. Again this is AW problem because when he came off at Man U he should have say sorry we pay you not your country. About time he stopped this

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