Arsene Wenger believed Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez could have been in doubt for today’s match against Manchester United, however the trio all trained yesterday.
Wenger revealed at his pre-match press conference on Friday morning that the attacking trio were uncertainties due to knocks suffered in the international break, however it appears the Gunners stars all could well line up today.
Theo Walcott is the most unlikely to start however given his lack of match practice since returning from a long term injury, but Welbeck will be expected to line up against his former club with on-fire Alexis in behind.
Wenger provided an update on Theo Walcott to reporters:
I don’t think he will be available tomorrow [Saturday]. Theo could not practice yesterday [Thursday]. It is a little tight groin.
[On Welbeck’s hamstring injury sustained against Scotland] His fitness will depend on the medical assessment this morning.
I haven’t seen Alexis Sanchez yet because he landed on [Thursday] afternoon. We have to check him this morning [Friday].
Alexis arrived late from international duty after playing matches against Venezuela and Uruguay in his homeland of Chile.
A big boost to see the trio in training yesterday, a nice wet winters day here in London suggests an exciting match…Not quite sure why but let’s roll with that.