Arsene Wenger has provided an update on the injury situation regarding Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil after the Gunners 4-1 against Sunderland.
Monreal came off at half time with a foot injury while Koscielny was subbed later on after scoring his first goal of the season.
Wilshere then appeared to pick up a knock in the dying minutes, but having used all three substitutes, he was left on.
Mesut Ozil was left out of the squad after enduring a difficult period and seeming fatigued, however Wenger suggested the German has a thigh problem.
But despite a suspected growing injury list, it appears many of the suggested knocks may not be so bad, and many will be available for their trip to Stoke next weekend.
The Arsenal boss said at his post match press conference:
[on Koscielny and Monreal] Koscielny has a back problem, Nacho has a foot problem because he was kicked on his foot. I think both should be available next week.
[on Mesut Ozil] Yes [he was injured], a thigh problem but it was a kick. He should also be available next week. He is in the dressing room at the moment.
[on Wilshere] He had a tight hamstring, I don’t know if it is bad or not. They tell me it is not too bad.
Hopefully all of the knocks are nothing serious especially Koscielny and Monreal with Gibbs currently sidelined. Thomas Vermaelen is also nowhere to be seen after his recent injury woes which is extremely worrying for the Gunners.
At least they can have a decent rest and recuperate. Hope to bring more news soon.