After our less-than-convincing league cup win over Doncaster Rovers this week, Arsene Wenger has began shuffling the pack and updating us all on our injured warriors.
It looks like Jack Wilshere is fine, and knocking on the door of a first team return after 90 impressive minutes against Doncaster. Jack was arguably Man of the Match, and came through the game unscathed, another huge step towards full fitness and a first team Premier League return.
Mesut Ozil looks like he will be back training with the squad this week after his knee injury. He missed the Cologne game and the draw with Chelsea, and probably wouldn’t have played a part against Rovers anyway. Wenger confirmed this morning that he would join in full training today or tomorrow, so he will hopefully be ok for the West Brom game, along with Alexis Sanchez who played last night.
In other news, despite yet more injuries, nothing should affect our league games too much as we have a welcome (for a change) international break on the horizon. Calum Chambers who was injured last night and Danny Welbeck who injured his groin against Chelsea will hopefully just miss West Brom (H), Bate Borisov (A) in the Europa League. They will both then miss the home game against Brighton in the league and then its another Interlull, so no real problems there you’d hope that could derail any potential unbeaten run / comeback.
AW said during today’s press conference on Arsenal.com that: “Danny Welbeck has a groin injury. his target is Watford. That means after the international break, he won’t be available for England…”
Theo also picked up an injury (and a rare goal) but Wenger confirmed it doesn’t look too serious, confirming it was just a kick to the knee so his place on the bench should be safe.