With the game against Norwich tomorrow very much on the horizon, Arsene Wenger has provided an injury update ahead of the trip to Carrow Road.
As expected Theo Walcott misses out after being smashed in the ribs by the San Marino goalkeeper. A bruised lung is causing him to lose his breath quickly but the winger is not expected to be out long term.
Also missing is Kieran Gibbs whose thigh strain has not recovered sufficiently in time for him to play, but again he’s likely to be back sooner rather than later and could even make the midweek game against Schalke. Andre Santos will deputise tomorrow.
There was more worrying news about Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky with the manager suggesting both are a ‘few weeks’ away from a first team return, having been ‘a few weeks’ away for the last little while. Both players are notoriously slow healers but with Wilshere and Sagna heading for a first team return they could pick up the slack.
And with regards Lukas Fabianski, there was confirmation that the Pole had suffered an ankle injury.
“Fabianski sees a specialist today,” he said. “I don’t know what will come out of that. It’s an ankle ligament problem – a new problem. He was back in training before that.
“Szczesny I think is two weeks away.”7,538 views