Arsenal Handed Double Injury Boost As Duo Return For Swansea Clash

By on October 10, 2016

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Arsenal have been handed a double injury boost with Francis Coquelin and Lucas Perez both set to be available for the Swansea City game on Saturday, according to the Express.

Coqulein has been on the sidelines since suffering a knee injury during our 3-0 victory over Chelsea last month and the midfielder missed the subsequent wins over FC Basel and Burnley.

It was initially feared the 25-year-old was facing months out but scans showed the injury wasn’t as bad as first thought and Arsene Wenger hinted that Coquelin was set for a swift return to action.

It appears the Frenchman will be available for selection when Swansea come to the Emirates this coming weekend as the Express claim Coquelin is now back in full training at London Colney.

However, it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to regain his first team place as Granit Xhaka has performed well alongside Santi Cazorla in his absence so I wouldn’t be surprised if Wenger stuck with the Swizz international on Saturday.

In a double boost, the Express claim that Perez has also been back in full training after missing the 1-0 win at Turf Moor with a knee injury before the international break last weekend.

Perez has made a slow start to life at the Emirates having made just two starts following his summer move from Deportivo La Coruna but the Spaniard will be hoping to be involved against the Swans after overcoming his knee problem.

The 28-year-old is highly unlikely to start at the weekend as Alexis Sanchez has been excelling through the middle in recent weeks but with games against Ludogorets, Middlesbrough, Reading and Sunderland coming up, I’m sure Perez will get some chances to impress.

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