Arsene Wenger has updated us regarding the injury news within the squad ahead of this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace, with his latest news bulletin revealing some worrying news about Tomas Rosicky (via Arsenal.com).
Wenger touched on recent comments made by Rosicky’s agent who confirmed his client’s knee surgery, but the boss sadly revealed that the prognosis reported is actually less than how long Rosicky is expected to be out for.
“Tomas has had surgery on his knee,” Wenger confirmed.
“His agent said he will be out for one or two months, but it will be longer. How long exactly, we don’t know yet.”
In a career blighted by injuries, this final blow may well end Rosicky’s Arsenal career in a whimper.
Wenger had more positive news regarding Spanish flyer Hector Bellerin after he missed the game against West Ham with a thigh injury. The boss confirmed to our official website that Bellerin is available for the weekend.
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As for Danny Welbeck, Wenger claimed that the forward was “making good progress”, but it seems the game on Sunday will come too early for him.
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Jack Wilshere is on course to return in the initial four-week timescale suggested, with Wenger reassuring the public that the midfield dynamo was “on schedule.”
After a surprising return to the squad shortly after returning from holiday, Alexis Sanchez is fully fit with the manager stating that he’s raring to go for the weekend.
The fact that we haven’t lost any players from the West Ham game remains a positive and with Rosicky the only long-term absentee at this current moment, the squad is looking healthy.