Arsenal Team News: Wenger Confirms Cazorla & Wilshere To Return In 3-4 Weeks
Arsene Wenger has given the media a team news update ahead of Arsenal’s crucial clash with Leicester including the latest on Wilshere, Cazorla and Welbeck
Arsenal will look to give their Premier League title chances a major boost when they take on league leaders Leicester City at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this morning and he’s offered a team news and injury update.
The Frenchman revealed on Thursday that Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere were ‘weeks’ away from making their return from injury but the boss has now given a more definitive time-line after saying the duo should be back in 3-4 weeks.
Cazorla has been on the sidelines since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury against West Brom in late November but he’s back in light training and should make his first team comeback within the next month.
Wilshere is yet to feature this season after undergoing surgery on a fractured fibula which he sustained in training in early August, but he too is now on the comeback trail and should join Cazorla in making his comeback within the next few weeks.
Danny Welbeck has recently made his return to competitive football after making his first appearance in 10 months with a run-out for the under-21’s last week having overcome a serious knee injury.
Wenger says the attacker is now considered ‘fit’ but just lacks competition, and if he isn’t in the squad against Leicester this weekend then he’s certain to make his first team return in next weekend’s FA Cup clash with Hull City.
Arsene also confirmed that we’ve suffered no fresh injury concerns following last weeks 2-0 win over Bournemouth so it will be a very similar squad to the one that made the trip to Dean Court last Sunday.
Here is what he told reporters this morning:
Wenger: "Cazorla and Wilshere….I don't count on them in the next three or four weeks. Welbeck – fitness-wise – is there."
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) February 12, 2016
"he's very close. Fitness-wise he is there, it is just competition" Wenger on Welbeck – if not involved this weekend he will be v Hull. #AFC
— Mark Bryans (@MarkyBryans) February 12, 2016