Arsenal Injury Update: Walcott, Diaby & Mertesacker

By on May 4, 2012

Arsenal news

Arsenal play their penultimate game of the season on Saturday lunchtime and manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update ahead of the match.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Wenger confirmed that we have picked up no fresh injuries from the Stoke game. Leaving the Britannia without any new injuries is always a bonus!

Johan Djourou should be back in contention after recovering from a foot injury, but there is bad news for Abou Diaby who is likely to miss the last two fixtures with a calf problem. It really has been a hugely frustrating season for Diaby and his lack of action could call into question his Arsenal future this summer.

There could be better news for Theo Walcott, with Wenger claiming he should return to training late next week and could be back for the final game of the season.

Finally, the boss gave an update on Per Mertesacker and it sounds like the defender should be fit in time to play at this summers Euro’s with Germany.

Here is what Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com:

on the latest news…

Basically there are no changes from the team at the weekend. We have small bumps and bruises from our last game at Stoke but everybody who started should be available again.

on Johan Djourou…

He should be back after his foot injury.

on Abou Diaby, who was on the bench at Stoke…

He is out. He has a calf problem. He will probably be out for the two games we have left.

on Theo Walcott…

If all goes well he is back in normal training on Thursday or Friday. Then we have to assess the risk of a setback, so we will see. If all goes well he could be back for the next weekend.

on Per Mertesacker…

He is doing well. Considering his shape and the fact he has six weeks to go, he should be available for Germany [at Euro 2012].

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8 Comments

  1. arsen

    May 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    diaby must leave, he’s always injured

  2. k to the k

    May 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    he shudnt be sold,he brings loads to ths arsenal team,gud example of keepn faith is in our own little mozart

  3. eddie owen

    May 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I am sick of hearing about this diaby THE MAN OF GLASS,he will never be a prem player,he should take up another profesion and stop draining our club of his wages,

  4. Jibreel umar barwa

    May 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Diaby and jack. Those are the problems of Arsenal midfielders this seasing.pls wenger buy mdf.

  5. onyeabor gabriel

    May 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    dibay should leave arsenal for better. Wenger please allow diaby to go,

  6. onyeabor gabriel

    May 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    please what are doing with all those uncaped players in arsenal squad. Offload them for better, players like djorou, squallica, chamake, park, main man diaby,,vela, bentiner, arshavim, aluminum, denlison,

  7. arsenal

    May 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    yes let theo play come on theo.

  8. joshua

    May 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! theo

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