AUDIOPOST Arsenal face Norwich on Sunday and Arsene Wenger has given a full injury update of his opinion on which players will be ready for the game. He seems pretty certain that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be in the squad, but he says that Theo Walcott only started running on Tuesday so he is only at [.
We are still waiting for a more detailed progress report on the injury to the combative French midfielder Francis Coquelin, but in the Arsenal press conference today ahead of the home Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, Arsene Wenger gave the latest update and it is bad news for the Gunners, as we expected it [.
There is nothing but bad news and bad luck for Arsenal and their fans at the moment. The injuries are piling up, and now that Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta have joined the ranks of the walking wounded we really are down to the bare bones of the squad. Other than those two, the Gunners [...]
When Jack Wilshere was a youngster breaking into the Arsenal team in 2010/11, he was constantly hailed as the future of Arsenal and England, but ever since that first full season (in which Arsene Wenger now says that he overplayed him) Jack has never been uninjured long enough to play hardly half a season.
Why does it always seem to be that as well as being hit with terrible luck on the injury front on a regular basis, Arsenal often lose a number of players from the same part of the team? So instead of losing a centre back and the back up getting a chance, we lose two [...]
It looks like Arsenal fan's hopes of having many players back after the international break look destined to be dashed, according to a report by John Cross in the Mirror. Arsene Wenger seemed optimistic a few days ago, but now it appears that only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin are expected to return to the [.
When Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal 15 months ago it was a bit of a surprise (aren't all Arsenal's transfers surprises?) but we had high hopes of him settling in quickly as he had played over 140 games for Man United and was becoming a regular in the England team. What we didn't expect was for [...]
With Arsenal having an injury list as long as it has ever been, we were all jumping for joy that they would get an extra couple of weeks to recover while the internationals were on, but I'm not so sure it is all going to be good, and nor is Arsene Wenger. Today we had [...]
Arsene Wenger has not always seen eye to eye with other managers of various national teams, such as the furore and frustration caused when Didier Deschamps over-played Abou Diaby when the injury prone midfielder had only just returned to club football after a long lay off. But I think that the coach of Germany, Joachim [.
Arsenal fans will be very unhappy to learn that our young Spanish speedster Hector Bellerin is the latest player to join the Gunners injury list, which means that Debuchy is set to be starting in Munich this evening. This is what Wenger had to say about it last night. "The team news is that, from [..
Here we have another AudioPost from Arsene Wenger's Swansea v Arsenal pre-match conference yesterday, where he discusses the injury situation and how quickly some players will be returning to the squad. He also talks about how the international games do not help the situation, and gives us hints into who will be playing on the [.
The problem for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger is that anything like this is going to get brought up and have the bones picked clean, just like our ability to win the Premier League or the wisdom of Arsene Wenger´s transfer policy will be questioned. Until the Gunners get through a season and prove the doubters [.
Hey Arsenal are still second in EPL by SP You would think that the Emirates had fallen down around our ears with all the negativity from Arsenal fans. Let's look at this sensibly shall we? So we have lost two first team players for a few weeks, so it is no big deal lads. THe [...]
It was not a good night for the Gunners, not only did we get slaughtered by by Championship side Sheffiel Wednesday, but we also lost two more first team players to injury in the first 20 minutes. As Wenger said: "Walcott is a calf and Oxlade-Chamberlain is a hamstring." So now our injury troubles have [.
Although most Arsenal fans would argue that Aaron Ramsey is NOT a right-winger, we are still not going to be happy that the Welshman is set to be out for at least a month because of a new hamstring injury. He pulled up in the Bayern Munich game after an intense fortnight where he played [...]
Well as international breaks go, Arsenal fans, that latest one was about as good as we have had in some time. No more injury problems for Arsenal, while Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Serge Gnabry and Chuba Akpom all found the back of the net for [.
Well the first round of international games are over and we will have to do it all again in midweek, but so far so good as we have not picked up any new injuries yet (touch wood!). All the latest injury news concerns events that happened in England though, and it appears that both Matthieu [...]
Can you believe that Jack Wilshere has missed close to 1,000 days of football at Arsenal? If you did, then you know how quickly Wilshere moves from the thick of action to the doctors table. If you didn't, well... you are either Wilshere or his doctor. With the latest injury setback confirmed by the club [.
The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that [.
What was Wenger thinking! by PR How long have we been saying that the injury situation at Arsenal has been getting better? And, as always, we have been proved wrong once again. But even worse it is our backup striker Danny Welbeck that will be missing until at least Christmas, having already been out of [.
Arsenal are no exception in modern football in the amount of people there are working behind the scenes. Almost every aspect of the game is analysed these days and with every effort taken to get the best possible results out of the individual players and the team as a whole. So there is a whole [...]
When the Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck picked up an in jury during the Premier League home game against Chelsea near the end of April, it was not thought that it was much of an issue. From then on the news from Arsene Wenger on the former Man United man was always positive [.
The worst fears are confirmed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that his midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline crack and will miss "a few weeks" of the Premier League season. With the start of the season around the corner, this is one injury Wenger could have been better off without.
I guess we should all be used to Arsene Wenger having absolutely no idea about Arsenal players injuries, as yet again he has got it completely wrong about how long Jack Wilshere will be on the sidelines. Jack looked very fit and lively in the pre-season games, but after being left out of the Chelsea [.
The Premier League season hasn't even begun yet but Arsenal have sustained their first new injury setback. Jack Wilshere took a knock on his ankle in the last training session before the Community Shield win over Chelsea, which could be related to the ankle injury which made him miss five months of last season.
There is an argument that the biggest thing holding back Arsenal Football Club, after the years of financial hardship finally came to an end that is, has been the injury and fitness situation. So the signs that this is now coming to an end with the help of some new conditioning experts on the back [.
It could turn out to be the most important piece of transfer business done by Arsene Wenger for Arsenal in many a long year and the good news, Gooners, is that we have already done it. In fact it was done about a year ago and I do not mean the transfer of Alexis Sanchez [...]
I have been banging on for over two years now about how, if Arsenal did not have bad luck then we would have no luck at all. Some of that feeling came from decisions by referees and their assistants and some from the cup draws we wre getting, but mostly it was down to the [...]
The current star of the Arsenal team Alexis Sanchez was on international duty again last night and he helped his Chile team mates defeat Uruguay in a hard fought Copa America quarter final to book their place in the semi-final. But he was lucky to come through the game unscathed as Uruguay put themselves about [.
We fans of Arsenal have been guilty of this ourselves, with a large number still getting on the back of our centre forward Olivier Giroud at any opportunity. So we should not have been surprised to see a lot of blame aimed at the big man after a couple of below par performances saw the [...]
While Arsene Wenger was having to try and keep Arsenal winning in four competitions with almost a full team of players missing due to various injury and fitness problems, I was always surprised to hear members of the football media and even Arsenal fans dismiss the affect that this was having. I wonder if those [.
There are some suggestions that Arsene Wenger could be set to include the Wales international star Aaron Ramsey in the Arsenal starting line up for the Premier League home game against Swansea City on Monday night, despite the fact that the midfielder picked up a hefty knock in our last game against Hull a few [.
As I said in an earlier post on this website and have said before, I am one of the Arsenal fans that has not lost patience with our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere. I still believe that the 23-year old has just been unlucky with his injury problems and believe that he could still turn [.
Our captain and leader Mikel Arteta has not played for Arsenal since last November, but the 33 year-old has now revealed on Arsenal.com that he expects to rejoin the first team squad in the next "week or two". Arteta's contract runs out in June and he has already spoken of his desire to stay if [...]
Injuries...yes please! By ThirdManJW As we reach the end of the season, and take a moment of reflection...what has been the main positive?. Has it been the instant impact of Sanchez, the rebirth of Ozil, big game mentality? I for one feel the main positive has actually been the injuries. Obviously they've had a negative [.
Arsene Wenger now has practically his whole Arsenal squad fit and ready (only Oxlade-Chamberlain is definitely out) ahead of this weekends FA Cup semifinal against Reading at Wembley, and it will be very interesting to see how many changes Le Prof makes for the game. Wenger is well-known for giving his fringe players a run [.
Many of us Arsenal fans thought we had seen the last of Abou Diaby in an Arsenal shirt as his contract is nearing an end and that one previous appearance this season, in the Capital One Cup defeat by Southampton in September, was followed by the latest in a ridiculously long string of injury problems.
You will not find many Arsenal fans who would disagree with the statement that the France international centre back Laurent Koscielny is the best defender in the Gunners´ squad. And now that our BFG Per Mertesacker seems to have shaken off the dip in form affecting his performances before the international break, that central pairing [.
It is absolutely brilliant news for Arsenal that their treatment room has been emptied, and Jack Wilshere, Matthieu Debuchy, Abou Diaby, Serge Gnabry and Mikel Arteta all played in Arsenal's Under 21 win over Stoke City reserves. Wilshere and Gnabry both played the whole game and Diaby even managed 70 minutes on the pitch, so [.
Theo Walcott injured a cruciate ligament in his knee in January 2014, but despite him playing his first comeback game in October last year the Arsenal striker is still deemed not to be at peak fitness yet. He played his first senior game in November but then suffered a groin injury while on England duty [.