Arsenal Injury Update: Cazorla, Arteta & Walcott

By on September 27, 2013

Theo Walcott

Arsenal take Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening and here we have the latest injury update on Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Theo Walcott.

Playmaker Cazorla has been out of action over the last four games after injuring his ankle while away with the Spain squad earlier in the month and it was feared he wouldn’t return until mid-October. However, the Spaniard took part in a Twitter question and answer session on Thursday afternoon and he told fans he hopes to return to action next weekend against West Brom.

There has been further good news with Arsene Wenger telling  Sky Sports News that Theo Walcott’s surgery was a success and he’s on track to return after the next international break next month.

The winger pulled out of last Sunday’s clash with Stoke City with an abdominal injury and he was subsequently ruled out for up to four weeks. The 24-year-old had a minor operation in Germany on Wednesday to cure the injury and Wenger confirmed it was a success and the attacker is well on course to be fully fit by the time we welcome Norwich to the Emirates on October 19th.

Arsene told Sky Sports:

“Walcott had surgery and it went very well. He’s coming back (from Germany) Thursday so it’s what we expected there were no complications.”

It’s excellent news that Walcott’s surgery went well. You never know with these things as there can be complications that can delay the comeback, so hopefully Theo will be raring to go after the international break.

Wednesday League Cup clash saw Arteta make his first start of the season but limped off late on and fans were fearing the worst. However, Wenger confirmed on today that it was nothing serious and the Spaniard was simply suffering from cramp.

on Mikel Arteta…

He is fine, he just had cramp.

Wenger also confirmed earlier that Tomas Rosicky was set to return to the squad on Monday so slowly we’re getting our players back. With the injury list extensive – particularly to attacking players – any positive news will be well received in north London, especially with a busy period coming up. After the Swansea game we face Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday so if we can get through those two games we’ll be in excellent shape.

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  1. Sylvester Shima

    September 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Up gunners it is a good season for we arsenal our team is doing well and i promise u that we are going for league tittle dis season frm Sylvester a registered member of Arsenal fans trust London. For latest news nd registration direct frm emirate call 08086500735 GUNNERS TILL I DIE

  2. Adeku opeyemi

    September 27, 2013 at 10:44 am

    In Asene we trust..hope we can win league this season

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