This must be the shortest injury update for Arsenal in the last five years! Arsene Wenger has reported that their are NO new injuries this week, and with nearly all the longterm injuries back on the training field in could mean that Wenger’s has the biggest squad available ahead of tomorrows game againt Wigan.
Theo Walcott has been missed recently but came back with a goal against Reading and will certainly improve Arsenal’s attacking options. It has been reported that Wenger will give him one more game in the centre-forward position in the hope of getting him to Sign Da Bloody Timg!
So the ONLY players on the official Arsenal injury list are: Abou Diaby (no surprise there), Andre Santos (who cares?) and Lukasz Fabianski (Not needed at present). One player that is still not being mentioned is Johan Djourou, who seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth ahead of his projected sale in January.
With so many players available it is a shame that the West Ham game has been called off on New Years Day, but at least it means that those who do play should be reasonably rested, although Wenger would rather not have to play the rearranged game in late January. Wenger said: “Ideally I would have loved to play,”
“I always prefer to play the game. The authorities decided to cancel the game so we have to accept it and play that game at another moment of the season. I would have preferred to play.
“We will practice on Boxing Day for sure. Christmas Day I have not decided yet.”
Hmm I am not so sure its a good idea to give the players Xmas Day off, as you just know they will eat too much turkey and have a few tiplles. Buckle them all down Wenger Wenger and make sure the full squad is superfit for the second half of the season!
Extra - I have seen two provisional Arsenal squads for tomorrow, and neither of them have got Giroud listed. Is he being rested?