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Arsenal injury update ahead of Man City clash 0

Posted on April 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have just three absentees ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Manchester City, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both expected to be fit to start. Lucas Pérez is out with a thigh injury, goalkeeper Petr Čech is suffering from a calf strain and Santi Cazorla has his ongoing battle with an achilles injury.

It means the Gunners don’t have any issues with squad selection as only Petr Cech needs replacing from the first-team but has a fine deputy in David Ospina – who has been used in the Champions League this season – between the sticks. Despite Perez’ absence, Arsenal are blessed with attacking options – Olivier Giroud and Alex Sanchez as options up front, while Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can play on either flank.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez named Copa America Centenario Player of the Tournament 0

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was named Copa America Centenario Player of the Tournament after leading Chile to a successful defence of the trophy. The former Barcelona man has been outstanding this summer, scoring and creating five goals in six games for the champions.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with the Copa America trophy (R) and the Player of the Tournament award

He made the Copa America Centenario Best XI along with seven other Chile players and three Argentinean faces. Arsenal will be delighted to see their key players looking in such fantastic form ahead of the new season, but they won’t be happy to see his recent excursions leading to an injury that might infringe on pre-season.

Arsenal injury update 0

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have just two notable absentees in the squad, with right-back Mathieu Debuchy currently out of action with a hamstring injury, and striker Danny Welbeck sidelined with inflammation on his knee. The Gunners next face Swansea City in the Premier League, and are 3/10 to pick up all three points at the Emirates.

Welbeck might return in time, but Debuchy could miss the clash. He hasn’t been able to get his debut season started, making only four league appearances before suffering a lengthy injury that kept him out of action until the winter months. But his return was short-lived, as he was once again sidelined for a prolonged period.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Newcastle clash this weekend 0

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal don’t have any new absentees ahead of this weekend’s clash against Newcastle, but they will be without influential midfielders that would certainly make their life a lot easier on Saturday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Tomas Rosicky (doubtful), Jack Wilshere (ankle/foot), Mikel Arteta (ankle/foot), Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder), Abou Diaby (calf)

“We have no new big injuries, we have some knocks, but nothing major. Mathieu Debuchy is two or three weeks away, Arteta and Wilshere as well. Arteta will maybe come back after the (international) break. Tomas Rosicky is hopefully available again for the weekend,” said manager Arsene Wenger.

Injury update ahead of weekend FA Cup clash 0

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an update of the players currently sidelined with injury, ahead of their FA Cup meeting against Brighton this weekend.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) and Hector Bellerin (ankle) were both said to be doubtful for the Brighton game, and Wenger has confirmed the young midfielder is still touch and go, saying: “We have some uncertainties about Oxlade-Chamberlain but he will have tests. I’m not sure (if the Ox will be available). He has an inflammation of his groin problems.”

Arsenal without nine players for their weekend clash against Sunderland 1

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will be without nine first-team players ahead of their Saturday afternoon fixture against Sunderland.

Goalkeeper David Ospina, central defender Laurent Koscielny, right-back Mathieu Debuchy, midfielders Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, playmaker Mesut Ozil, and forward Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo are all missing from the first-team for their Black Cats clash.

Arsenal are 8/11 to win away to Sunderland this weekend, but the Gunners could well struggle at the Stadium of Light given their recent league form. Arsene Wenger’s side are winless from their last three games, while having won just once in their last seven.

Arsenal injury update 0

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are suffered a real injury crisis this season, with a host of players out of action until the New Year, while others will be missing from their next handful of league games.

But who is on the treatment table?

Serge Gnabry is back training with the Arsenal side, but his return won’t be rushed. His last game for the Gunners was all the way back in March.

Theo Walcott has been out of action for nearly 10 months, but the England international is also in training with the first-team squad again. He could feature this month, with his last Arsenal appearance coming in January.

Injury update ahead of the Aston Villa game 0

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update for their Aston Villa clash on Saturday. The Gunners are 17/20 to get all three points at Villa Park on Saturday, but who will be in and out?

Spanish defender Nacho Monreal will be out of action. Kieran Gibbs came in for the left-back against Borussia Dortmund in their midweek Champions League game, and it appears Monreal may be sidelined for a little while.

“He will miss the game on Saturday,” said Wenger. “It’s his back and it’s always difficult to predict, we don’t really know. I don’t think it will be long-term.”

Has Wenger actually planned his starting XI for tonight? 0

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was coy on the fitness levels of a number of players ahead of tonight’s meeting against West Ham United. The long-serving Frenchman hinted that he will do late tests on players, which suggests that his decision will be made up later on depending on who has responded better to training.

It’s very risky for the Gunners boss to not have his preferred side in mind for the West Ham game, rather than waiting to see who appears fit enough to play tonight.

Arsenal’s injury update ahead of Everton clash 2

Posted on April 04, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update ahead of the Gunners’ vital weekend clash against Everton.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey will return to the squad after a long layout. The Welsh international had been out of action since Boxing Day with a thigh injury.

The Everton match will be too soon for midfielder Jack Wilshere, however. Wenger said the England man is ‘progressing very well’ from a broken foot.

Centreback Laurent Koscielny could return ‘in a week’s time’, or at the very latest the following week, said the Arsenal boss. The French defender has missed the Londoners last two matches.

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