Arsenal injury update including doubts over Kosc and Alexis

Arsenal are set to take on Sunderland tomorrow evening, and may have to do so without key duo Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny.

The Gunners need to win both of their remaining Premier League matches to have any hope of reaching the Champions League places, and first they will have to take all three points from their home tie against the already-relegated Sunderland.

We earned an impressive 4-1 win over Stoke City at the weekend to keep our hopes alive, but that victory may have cost us in the long-run, with Alexis Sanchez now struggling with injury.

The Chilean limped off the pitch in the later part of the game, although scored AFTER asking to be substituted due to injury.

Koscielny managed to complete the 90 minutes, but was struggling with fitness prior to the game, and may not be fully recovered to feature again tomorrow.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs were both ruled out of the win over the Potters, and the latter is expected to return to tomorrow, but no such luck for the Ox.

“We have a little bit of a problem with Koscielny but we should have everyone available,” manager Arsene Wenger said.

“Gibbs should be available but Oxlade Chamberlain is out.

“Alexis should have a test today. It didn’t look good but with him he is always so eager.”

Sanchez will fight through any pain to feature, but it would seem silly to play him should there be any risk involved, especially with two crucial matches left to play out following the midweek encounter.

Koscielny should also be left on the sidelines if needed, as we will certainly need him in the side if we are to have any chance of stopping Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Should we leave Alexis and Koscielny out of the starting line-up just in case? Will Sunderland pose a threat with their care-free attitude?

Pat J

Tags Alexis Arsenal Koscielny Sanchez Sunderland


  1. Mkaya says:

    No need to risk them with our luck if the injuries are aggravated they could go into the new seasons.

    we will miss Sanchez though. the last game was a reminder of the football arsenal had not played in a long time. the early through balls Henry used to run onto so often. i remember the long through ball in the first half when Alexis was cought offside, his assist for Ozil and the shot he scored. normally our players don’t take the risk of shooting outside the box.

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    We desperately need them both for the FA Cup final
    I hope its not serious

    If they aren’t close to 100% they should be rested for the Final

    I need a trophy to help heal a terrible season

    1. Goonerboy says:

      You have spoken my mind

  3. muff d says:

    just seen podolskis twitter

    god i love him
    left ages ago and still trolling spurs fans

    will always be a gooner

  4. Gavana says:

    I have never seen Arsenal finish out side Top four! it is a kind of wierd. I don’t know what the future holds for us. It is becoming very difficult to come back to UCL once you are out. It has happened to Liverpool and Man U who attract world class players without UCL because of the money they pay. How shall we do that?

    1. Peter Deed says:

      We will be in big trouble if Alexis leaves. He is the only player who can score goals. Guys like
      Giroud and Welbeck never score more than 15 goals in a season. Wenger will never pay over 40 million for a striker and I dont think he will sign a striker because he has zero ambition.
      If Wenger stays for 2 more years we will become a mid table team.

  5. Peter Deed says:

    According to SKY SPORTS Kolasinac will join Arsenal on July 1st.

  6. odein4 says:

    Wenger is staying we all know that.. Welcome Thursday night Football

  7. Frankn says:

    Never seen Arsenal finish outside top 4? God I feel so old!

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