Arsenal Injury Latest: Three Return But Two Still Doubful

By on November 15, 2012

Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal have received a triple injury boost ahead of this weekend’s north London derby against Tottenham at the Emirates, with Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all fit for the match, according to the Telegraph.

The Gunners No.1 is set to be recalled after missing the last two months with an ankle injury picked up during a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton. The Polish stopper has trained well for over a week and is expected to come in for Vito Mannone this weekend.

The Italian has performed well at times during Szczesny’s absence, but came under fire for his part in Arsenal’s disappointing 3-3 draw with Fulham last weekend and is set to return to the bench.

Walcott and Chamberlain are also in line to feature after returning to training after being forced out of England’s friendly with Sweden on Wednesday. Chamberlain hasn’t started a game in over a month due to a hip complaint while Walcott was forced off against Fulham last Saturday, but both are back in full training and are expected to be available for selection against Spurs.

However, left back Kieran Gibbs and midfielder Tomas Rosicky are set to miss out once again. Gibbs has returned to light training but Arsene Wenger is being cautious with the injury-prone defender and is expected to continue with Thomas Vermaelen at left back on Saturday to give Gibbs more time to fully recover.

Rosicky hasn’t played this season due to an achilies injury sustained at the Euro’s in the summer and has only just returned to light training.

Would Arsenal fans start Szczesny, Walcott and Chamberlain this weekend? Get involved in the comments section.

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15 Comments

  1. Goonerboyo

    November 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Yes! But Walcott and Ox from the bench. We need to stick with last week’s team . we are aiming for consistency so that means in selection first , performance follows. Wenger picked the best of those available. It’s up to them now. Do you need a bigger game to be motivated?

    • tommyt

      November 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Problem is most of the players these days don’t care about playing spurs. Not like Thierry and Adams who used to be well up for it and still look back at results in the derby and get goosebumps. This set of players (with the exception of jack and maybe jenks) don’t hate spurs nearly enough.

  2. Dingusindiso

    November 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    i think wilshire theo arshavin/ox should start and podolski should come from the bench because l think he slows the game somewhat

    • AK 47

      November 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      If you wana get the best of Podolski, u dont use him on the wing, he prefers to play upfront and thats why it appears he does slow the game down, same goes for Theo.

      • Goonerboyo

        November 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        We should try them together through the middle. sometime. Just have a feeling they’d click.

  3. adra

    November 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Walcott has to start with Ox/Arshavin on the left wing,podolski should get some rest I think.

  4. SEDNEY

    November 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Yes Walcot and Chaberlin should start on Saturday

  5. efrem

    November 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I hope to see arsenal play 442 and use walcott to terrerz williAm galls.I wish wenger to have this formation 1 scez 2 sagna 3velmalen 4 matsacka 5 kcoseln 6 arteta 7 wilsher 8 ox 9 walcot 10 Giru 11 cazola and thanks

  6. Kenyan

    November 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Good just want giroud to keep scoring. for confidence

  7. piac

    November 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Arsenal simply need some quality and reknown players to create tension on their oponents

  8. Dan T

    November 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Start Szczesny and Walcott but I would bench the Ox and Podolski and start with Arshavin on the left. I think he has shown enough recently to warrant a start. Also, Ramsey should be benched – His poor form still isn’t improving much.

    We will then have the option to bring on the Ox or Pod to change the game and go to 4-4-2 with either pod or walcott beside Giroud.

  9. Taiwo oriyomi

    November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t know hw they are going to play only what i need is 3point

  10. Madanjit

    November 16, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Let wallcot play in starting n see what he do again spurs cos wallcot can score again then

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