There is good and bad news for Arsenal fans as we ain to extend our unbeaten run today against Wolves. Of course we won’t be seeing Danny Welbeck any time soon, which will limit our attacking options for the season ahead and Emery and the management team will have to decide how to fill his gap. I personally would like to see Emile Smith-Rowe given more chances as he always looks imprsseive when used in minor games.
It is the defensive line that has suffered the most this season, but somehow we have still managed to remain unbeaten although our other long term injuries Laurent Koscielny and Dino Mavropanos are slowly returning to fitness, and may even be available for selection after the international break.
Our latest casualty at the back is Stephan Lichtsteiner who also hurt his hamstring against Sporting in midweek. He is supposedly still being assessed but it is worth noting that both Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac only had ‘minor’ hamstring problems but the Bosnian only returned this week for half an hour and we are yet to see anything of Monreal after 5 weeks on the sidelines. Hopefully he can make a comeback against Wolves as we could certainly use him right now.
Our only other known injury is Mohammed Elneny, who has still not returned to full training but I am sure that we won’t miss him today, especially now that Maitland-Niles is back and ready to cover if needed….