FULL Arsenal injury update – Our list could be down to three by next week!

All Arsenal fans will surely admit that our injury situation so far this season is at least twice as good as at this point in the last campaign, but we still have a few on the sidelines. We have already heard that Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini should be in the squad to face Watford next weekend, and Arsene Wenger is also hopeful that Laurent Koscielny will ready in time to face Bayern Munich just a few days later.

Wenger announced back in September that striker Danny Welbeck was predicted to return around Christmas, and you can guarantee that Arsene Wenger will use the immortal words “like a new signing” when he comes back during the January transfer window! The player himself has now been quoted on SkySports as being more or less on target for that period. Welbeck said: “It’s difficult to put an exact date on it, around the New Year. After I had the operation I was in a leg brace for about four weeks, which wasn’t easy. I had to do a lot of machine work, about six hours a day.

“Sleeping in a leg brace isn’t good. At night it’s not comfortable; it was the first time I slept on my back in years. It’s good to finally be out of the brace now and walking.

“It feels like I’m getting that little bit closer to getting back out on the pitch.”

“It’s frustrating being on the sidelines and watching in – you feel kind of helpless. But you just have to keep motivated.

“The appetite’s there, you just want to get back out on the pitch and show what you can do. So it’s difficult but you’ve got to see the positive side of things at times.

“Obviously there’s some days when you just want to be back out there playing, but it’s a process and something that I’ve learnt to deal with in time.”

When Danny finally does return to fitness at least he should be fresh for the rest of the campaign as we get down to the nitty-gritty of the closing stages. Another returnee at about the same time should be Jack Wilshere, who was so cruelly taken out just before the Community Shield after working so hard to be superfit to begin the season.

If Danny is back in the New Year, then we should also expect Tomas Rosicky to return also as Wenger told us on the same day that he announced Welbeck’s surgery, “It’s similar [to Welbeck], it’s a similar surgery.”

So, right now we have six players out injured, but by the time we face Bayern that number could be down to three. And as we near the end of the international break it would seem most Arsenal players have come out unscathed. But there is one possible massive problem in that Alexis Sanchez’s Chile team face Peru tonight, and we just have to pray that he doesn’t come back with a worse groin strain than he left with….

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  1. Gunnerbongo says:

    Sanchez brace in Chile’s win against Peru and seems he is ok.

    Bring Watford as Coquelin is awaiting them at the middle of the park.

    1. Timack says:

      OH man I completely agree but I think you forgot our own Lucio that terrifying guy ”GABRIEL” Idon’t know but I have so much hope on that guy. Not taking away any merit on any other Arsenal player.

  2. Goonsquad8 says:

    What a player we have in sanchez my word! Sanchez for ballon d’or.

    And I expect Ozil to challenge him for that honor

    1. Budd says:

      It is possible, he won a major trophy this year so he can qualify although Messi & Ronaldo will be tough to beat as they set records after records.

  3. bazooka says:

    Hmm come to think of it, without injuries Wenger’s team is one of the best in the world and probably best in epl right now. Too bad injuries is part of the game.

  4. arsenalkid1970 says:

    And 4 of them should be gone in the summer because they are just not good enough and we are paying them when we could have a few kids in the squad playing or chomping at the bit for first team. We don’t even have a captain that plays ever week a captain that can turn the game on its head. Think I would make A S our captain because he is heart guts and won’t quit

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    The Peru fans’ ocullt power of Voodoosm did not work against Sanchez after all as being tailored. Sanchez himself has appeared to have a defence againt it as he scored 2 goals against Peru to silence the Peruvian fans. We thank God for defending Sanchez. Are the pair of Arteta & Flamini back to start in the Watford game? If so, thank God. This means the Boss can rest Cazorla & Coquelin for the Bayern game and instead starts the duo, rather than him to take a gamble to start 2 of his youths for the 2 DMs positions.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      what hoodoo?………..u have been ranting about it pre match against peru…….good some gooners on ere laughed u off……… U don’t seem to know exactly what u believe in…..

    2. atid says:

      Rest coquelin? He has only played 1 match in the last 4 weeks, the last thing he needs is rest, he needs match time!!

      When will.people lay off all the rest stuff? There is nothing better when u are a footballer than playing matches, if anyone needs rest it should be done on a non-matchday

  6. Kendrick says:

    Lol Peru thought they hexed sanchez
    Score he did.

  7. Twig says:

    Walcott scored
    Cazorla scored
    Sanchez scored
    Ox scored
    Ramsey scored
    Giroud scored

    Great performances from the boys. Keep it up 😉

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