There were some slight injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s clash with Watford, but looking at the pictures from training it seems there’s nothing to worry about.
Arsene Wenger claimed Laurent Koscielny would be facing a late fitness test ahead of a Premier League return (via the Daily Star), but that may not be necessary after the Frenchman was pictured taking full part in training.
The only other real concern was Alexis Sanchez, who – although very little was officially confirmed – looked to have an injury when he limped off near the end of our impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United.
The Chilean took part in both of his side’s international games, scoring once against Brazil and twice against Peru. There were concerns he was being overused by national boss Jorge Sampaoli, but he seems to have returned fit and ready for action.
Check out the pictures below:
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We have a number of long term injuries, but thankfully seem to have no new problems following the interational break. This is a rarity for Arsenal, but certainly a welcome one.
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Hopefully things are as bright as they seem, and we head into Saturday’s game against Watford with as close to a fully fit squad as possible.