Arsenal Team News & Injury Update: Wenger Gives Latest Ahead Of Napoli Clash

By on September 30, 2013

Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal take on Italian giants Napoli on Tuesday night at the Emirates in their second Champions League group stage game.

Ahead of the clash, boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking this afternoon at his pre-match press conference and gave Arsenal.com a team news and injury update.

The positive news is that Tomas Rosicky is now back in the squad and available for selection after returning from a thigh injury. The Czech midfielder has missed the last month after picking up the problem while away on international duty but he returned to full training on Sunday and Wenger confirmed he’s in contention tomorrow.

There were reports on Monday morning that midfielder Jack Wilshere was set to miss the game after picking up an ankle problem during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Swansea City. However, the boss appeared to dismiss those fears after confirming that there were no fresh injuries from the weekend.

Here is what Wenger told the clubs official website:

From Saturday’s squad everybody is available. Rosicky is back into the squad for tomorrow and is available again. He has recovered from his hamstring injury.

on having Rosicky back…

He can play in all the offensive positions and I’m very happy that he’s back because he is very influential in our game. I haven’t decided who will start and who will not start. But I’m very happy that he’s back in the squad.

With Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Yaya Sanogo all out, Arsenal have been lacking in options in the attacking midfield positions over recent games so Rosicky’s return is a timely one.

He may not be fit enough to start but he’ll almost certainly get some minutes under his belt and he’ll have given the squad a huge boost heading into what could be a vital game in Group F.

What would be your starting eleven for the game? Share your views below.

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18 Comments

  1. Desmond Moses

    September 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Pls Wenger we need a sharp striker not a standindind striker lyk Benzima, saurez is a perfect man.

  2. Hansangu Milambo

    September 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Arsenal should sign another lethal player Ozil.

  3. lotanna

    September 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    sczesny,sagna,mertersacker,kosielny,gibbs,flamini,ramsey,arteta,wilshere,ozil,giroud, sub,rosicky

  4. John

    September 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Please Wenger go for Suarez in January. The title is ours for the taking this season.

  5. alh.muhammed

    September 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    pls go for suarez

  6. Ogyema

    October 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Arsene weger shld go for squares or michu

  7. segun COKER

    October 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I love Arsenal

  8. moh

    October 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    pls wanger go for benzema in january

  9. Samuel

    October 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Pls go for suarez or falcao, lewerdoski

  10. Junior

    October 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Arsenal just go 4 ba only….

  11. Junior

    October 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Or u can take digo coasta s gud 4 us…

  12. Kunle

    October 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Suarez is d man

  13. Mustapha lawal bawa

    October 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Go for suarez

  14. Safiyanu(writer)

    October 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Pls mr wenger arsenal need sharp world striker

  15. Godsfield

    October 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Startin lineup=sczesny, sagna, mertersacker,kosielny, gibbs,flamini,ramsey, wilshere, ozil, gnabry & Giroud.

  16. kayc

    October 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Pls we need suarez or michu

  17. mabior lueth

    October 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    go for Suarez or Rooney.

  18. mabior lueth

    October 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Ilove like my body,am in Africa,South Sudan near Uganda.

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