Arsenal Injury Update: Latest On Kolasinac, Koscielny & AMN Ahead Of West Ham Clash
Here is a full team news update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with West Ham including the latest on Kolasinac, Koscielny and Maitland-Niles
Arsenal will look to bounce back from a disappointing start to the new season when they welcome West Ham to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Unai Emery has no fresh injuries to worry about ahead of the game but the boss will continue to be without his four long-term injury absentees when the Hammers make the trip across London.
Sead Kolasinac suffered a serious knee injury against Chelsea in pre-season and the Bosnian international will continue his rehabilitation with the aim of returning to training at some point in October.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles filled-in for Kolasinac at left-back during our opening weekend defeat to Manchester City but the young midfielder limped off in the first half with a fractured leg and isn’t expected to return until November.
Arsenal’s options in the full-back areas were further limited after Carl Jenkinson suffered a serious ankle injury in training earlier this month and he’s also been ruled out for around 8-10 weeks.
Finally, Laurent Koscielny is Emery’s fourth absentee as the centre-back continues his rehabilitation following surgery on an Achilles injury that he sustained towards the end of last season and the Frenchman isn’t due to return until November.
An update on Arsenal.com read:
Left knee injury. Aiming to return to training in October.
Small fracture to left fibula. Aiming to return to training in November.
Significant sprain to right ankle. Aiming to return to training in November.
Right Achilles tendon repair. Aiming to return to training in November.
It means Emery will choose from the same squad that lost to Chelsea last weekend and Nacho Monreal is expected to continue at left-back after coming through his first game since last season unscathed.
Lucas Torreira is hoping to make his full debut in midfield after being a substitute in our opening two matches following his summer move from Sampdoria while Aaron Ramsey will be looking for a recall against West Ham after being axed for the Chelsea game.
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