Arsene Wenger has claimed that his squad is almost fully fit ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Burnley (via Arsenal.com).
Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a trip high-fliers Burnley.
The Gunners have won each of the last six fixtures between the two teams in a run dating all the way back to 2009.
Now, Arsene Wenger has provided his team news for the clash and given an update on how the team is getting on in the aftermath of Thursday’s Europa League match with FC Köln.
“Everybody looks alright,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.
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“There are some kicks because it was quite a physical game [at Cologne], but overall we have no injuries. Everyone who played will be available to compete for the squad on Sunday.
“That is one of the positives of last night, we have no injuries. The fact we can rotate means the players are less overloaded with competition.
“Apart from Theo Walcott, and long-term Santi Cazorla, all the players are available.”
Wenger then went into more detail about Danny Welbeck. The Englishman is returning from injury and won’t want to suffer another setback.
“The last time he came back from injury, we played him at Watford and after an hour he got a bad hamstring. This time I didn’t want to take that gamble.
“I wanted to be a bit more progressive with him. Almost certainly, nothing would have happened but I felt it was more sensible to do it. He’s fine. He’s completely fine.”
So, it’s good news from Arsene Wenger ahead of this Premier League clash. The Gunners need to secure all three points here and having a near full strength squad will help.