Positive injury update suggests Arsenal ARE getting it right

With the international break seeming to have further devastated the Arsenal squad with more injuries to players, there was inevitably going to be questions asked about what is going on with the fitness and medical areas of the club.

But the latest injury update from Arsene Wenger, reported by Arsenal.com, is actually quite positive and reveals that quite a few of the players are due to be available for selection a lot sooner than previously thought. And they include some key players like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.

The Welshman is not going to be in the match day squad for Saturday and the visit of Hull City, but he will travel to Belgium on Wednesday to face Anderlecht in the Champions League, a fortnight before his original return date. And Walcott could also be involved in that game, as he is due to play for the under 21s tomorrow.

Two players who will be able to face Hull, according to the Frenchman, are the club captain Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, whose serious sounding injury problem turns out to be only a contact injury. Also, Yaya Sanogo and Serge Gnabry are close to being fit and Giroud’s comeback will be sooner than expected, while Laurent Koscielny will not need surgery for his ankle problem.

So maybe the medical and fitness staff at Arsenal are getting it right after all. Let’s hope so Gooners.

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  1. Andrew AFC says:

    Lets hope they can do the same thing with Ozil.

    1. Budd says:

      Ah you fickle fans! Now you miss Ozil. That’s good, it just shows what kind of people you really are.

  2. JDodge says:

    Walcott being out for over 9 months will most definitely feel like a new signing in someways. He and Sanchez with Welbeck upfront is just mesmerising. Once we have a fully fit squad, you realise how strong this team is.

    Personally, we have the best midfield in the BPL by far.

  3. medvet says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmm, positive????, i really doubt it…
    – Kos out.
    – Ozil out.
    – Rambo out. (not far)
    – Chambers out (suspension)
    – walcott (unfit)
    but the important is about ours defense, mertesacker is too predictable and slow, plus who gonna play with him??? that is worrying….
    same mistakes, same old stubborn wenger…..

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      If we are short on pace in defence, I have got a solution his called Hector.

  4. Andrew AFC says:

    The only thing we are missing is a world class left winger to be the best.

  5. Thando says:

    The one who takes on players draxle

  6. Andrew AFC says:

    Podolski, Cazorla, Wilshere, Camberlain,and Ozil haven’t worked on the left wing. The only player we haven’t tried is Campbell and if that doesn’t work we need to sell a few players and buy one that does.

  7. Thando says:

    Podolski is on his way out and campbell is forcing a move too,so we need a good replacement

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Campbell wouldn’t be forcing a move if he was played. Maybe he needs to be given the chance on the left wing.

    2. pubgooner says:

      E. Hazard.

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        We haven’t got a Hazard or a Reus at the moment, so why not give someone a chance that might be better if they were given a chance.

  8. Jogon says:

    i just dont want to see hold up play.it bores my ass

  9. Andrew AFC says:

    Lets get back to the old times. It feels like Wenger has lost his bottle.

    1. atid says:

      Totally agree, let’s go back to 4411 served wenger well in his first 9 years at the club.
      Walcott and sanchez = pires and overmars
      Ramsey and wilshire = vieira and petit
      Ozil and welbeck = bergkamp and henry.

      For me if he can get those 6 comparisons right we will have an awesome team. At the moment half the six are missing so I would bring in chamberlain rosicky and cazorla against the likes of Hull, but against united if they are still missing I would have diaby in the midfield.

      Szczesney, debuchy, mertesacker, koscielny, gibbs bar a real colossus leader is a decent back 5.

      Sure we will still need a Gilberto type player for some matches and we definitely need an adams/campbell type to lead the side. But the rest of the squad when fit is far better than the squad players we had back in those days.

      Fitness is the key, no more injuries.

  10. Thando says:

    But there is something that wenger didnt like,maybe he is not playing to his potential like podolski

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      So why didn’t he sell him ?

  11. Ronny331 says:

    Better news than we all feared. W, also hear ozil coukd be aix weeks not 12. Wenger trying to appease the fans today at the agm? I’ll hold gim to these dates! Hayden at per at the weekend then, oh sh*te!! Poldi will and should be allowed to move on, campbell must be played in some of thw impending games, if he doesn’t appear on the pitch in the next three weeks with all the injuries we have we know he’ll be gone come Jan, love to know what wengers thinking re JC.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Ozil needs the fans support to make him even better. I think he’s a players that needs to be appriciated.

      1. Thando says:

        Even the d##k coach of chelsea said the same words but some dont get it,some are saying we should sell him and i can bet with my money that the chelsea coach would want to buy him

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          It’s called man management, which some Arsenal fans can’t get their heads around. Ozil will prove most of you wrong. GO ON OZIL YOU CAN BECOME A LEDGEN.

          1. Thando says:

            I do see him becoming a legend,fan need to stop the media new because they a re always negative towards us

  12. Ronny331 says:

    Also its great to get injured players back sooner but now we need ro work on understanding root causes and prevention for the future. Also AW Needs to get smarter at rotating players.

  13. Andrew AFC says:

    Goodnight all, and cheer on the Gunners, it’s not about who you like it’s about the team.

  14. royalman says:

    Injury is assisting in rotating d player, lol. If player impress d coach ll use him.

  15. fred cowardly says:

    Walcott is 25. Why is he allowed to play with U21s?

    1. John Legend says:

      3 over-aged players are allowed in the U21 games.

      1. atid says:

        Plus an over aged keeper.

  16. Hafiz Rahman says:

    nothing is positive….

    we should have resign Fab and 3 more defenders to provide cover….

  17. zeforel says:

    1st post, l say gunner s till l rapture!

  18. ruelando says:

    Did Wenger answer the important questions , i doubt it. The longer you sit on a bench the more you lose competitive interest in a game. If players are not good enough why keep them, is not it detrimental to their development. when you have a gun, once you put it down it begins to rust.

    If it was not for injuries some players would not see the football field much less the bench, then we ask why we get so much injuries

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