Arsenal injury update – Lucas Perez, Walcott, Giroud, Bellerin, Cazorla, Debuchy

Arsenal are known for their injury crisis around this time of year, so we thought we’d bring you an update on the latest issues regarding our squad.

Theo Walcott was taken off with 15 minutes to play on Sunday, before being seen nurturing his leg, although Arsene Wenger has insisted there is nothing to worry about concerning the England international.

The forward’s replacement against Bournemouth also appeared to end the game with an issue, which Wenger’s claims to be a possible hamstring issue. The Frenchman adds that they may have gotten lucky regarding Giroud however, but will have to keep an eye on him.

Another French player in Mathieu Debuchy also left the pitch early and he is expected to be ruled out for the foreseeable future. Wenger refused to guess just how long without results from scans which are expected to take 48 hours, and the defender looks likely to be sidelined again…

Debuchy had most likely been looking forward to a run in the first-team due to the absence of Hector Bellerin, but now looks likely to be unavailable until way beyond his return. The Spaniard revealed that he is expected to start running within the coming week, and will hopefully be ready to train within two weeks.

Cazorla is one player who we would like to hear more about, but he had not returned to training yet, and has not been given a return date as of yet. The Spaniard was meant to be back in training following the international break, but his recovery has not gone to plan as of yet.

Lucas Perez is back in training however and could even be set to take part against Southampton in midweek, and may well play an important role in the coming weeks if Olivier is ruled out.

How costly could Giroud’s absence be? Could Lucas take over as our super-sub?

Pat J

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  1. Tas says:

    usually we suffer the most injuries before xmass “lose the plot” then second part of the season when our injured players return other clubs suffer and we always end up stronger towards the end and get that all important CL spot. but this season we have depth in our team so i’m hoping for a better ending than usual 🙂

  2. PRINCE AFZ says:

    I hope Carzolla doesn’t end up like Rosicky. He is the only player in the current squad that reminds me of ‘Little Mozart’. Seem age is telling on him. If we hope to enjoy more of him, we have to limit his playing time to limit his injuries.

  3. Vlad says:

    Theo looked fine to me. Giroud actually looked like he bumped heads with Bournemouth defender at the end of the game as he kept on rubbing his hand against the back of the head to see if there was any blood there, so I’m hoping it’s nothing more than that. Although PhysioRoom does list “hamstring injury” against his name, but they are often wrong. If anything, it’s probably something minor, and I’m hoping to see the big guy back this coming weekend. Debuchy is not a huge loss, and I still don’t understand why he started ahead of Jenkinson. For all those 15 minutes that he played, we looked vulnerable on that side, and he seemed disinterested to me. It took Gabriel some time to adjust, but at least he played his heart out, which you can’t say about Debuchy. Lucas should be back soon, maybe even this week, and Bellerin is another 2 weeks or so out. Santi is the one I’m worried about though. Those types of injuries can be very difficult and lengthy, so I’m afraid he’s gonna be out for at least another 6-8 weeks. Hopefully I’m wrong though, as we really do miss our little midfield maestro.

  4. Onochie says:

    Makes me wonder if Lucas Perez would have been two weeks ahead of schedule if he was receiving treatment at Arsenal,Cazorla should probably be sent home to spain,to be nurtured back to fitness by his doctor over there. I really don’t understand why it takes longer time for our players to recover from “minor” injuries I really hope it is fixed

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