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Arsenal Injury Update: Wilshere, Sagna, Frimpong & More…

The Arsenal squad get back to Premier League action this weekend and manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southampton

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The Arsenal squad get back to Premier League action this weekend after a two week international break and manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southampton.

First up was news on Abou Diaby after the midfielder picked up a minor muscular problem while away with France. Wenger rates him at just 50-50 to play this weekend and hints he wont take a risk with the injury-prone 26-year-old due to the number of important games coming up.

Lukas Fabianski also came back from international duty with an injury, and a shoulder complaint has ruled him out of the Southampton game. But there is better news on Wojciech Szczesny with the Pole fit again after missing the last two games with a back injury.

Theo Walcott will be assessed after being struck down with a virus while Emmanuel Frimpong is set to return to full training next week after a long lay-off.

Jack Wilshere is also closing in on a full return to training with Wenger now describing him as ‘short-term’. So we should see Jack back in training within the next two weeks and in contention for a return to the pitch in early October.

Bacary Sagna is also only around two weeks away from a return to action while Tomas Rosicky is a further week behind the Frenchman. Here is what Arsene told

on Abou Diaby…

He will have a test on Friday morning and we will go from there. At the moment he is 50:50. It is a small muscular problem that is very minor. But of course we are in the situation that, because we play so many games now, should we take a gamble or not with him? We are playing on Saturday, on Tuesday and then we go to Manchester City.

on the goalkeepers…

Lukasz Fabianski is out with a shoulder problem. He has come back from Poland with a shoulder problem and Wojciech is perfectly fit and ready. He will be in the squad.

on any other injuries…

There are none from the international games. The only problem we have at the moment is that Theo Walcott is in bed with a virus. He missed the England game with a virus. He should be back today, so we will have to see how well he has recovered from that.

on Emmanuel Frimpong…

He is very close. He joins the squad again next week for complete, normal training. It is very good news because he is really fit and ready. He has worked very hard and we are amazed how good he looks at the moment.

on long-term absentees….

Wilshere is not far away. Sagna is not far away. At the moment the injured players look like they are recovering well. The main injuries are Frimpong who is recovering well, Wilshere is short-term, Sagna around two weeks and Rosicky around two to three weeks.

So we’re getting closer and closer to having a fully fit squad and the return of Wilshere and Sagna in particular will be huge boosts to the first team.

Are you excited to see Wilshere and Sagna back? How do you think Jack will fit in to our new-look midfield? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Fm soundz

    September 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Goodnews galore

  2. Fm soundz

    September 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm


  3. Braye koroye

    September 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Emmmmm. Goog news for wenger, the players, the fans and of course for arsenal. With diaby, arteta and cazorla inform? Where will jack fit in? Where will rosicky play? Lets wait and see how it gives wenger headache. Good headache. In wenger we stand

  4. oyin4gunners

    September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm


  5. shadreck njobvu

    September 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Thats a fantastic news on injury recoveries.we’ll soon ‘ve a very rich squad as the fixture gate stiff.


    September 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm


  7. David Bravo Gizagwoi

    September 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    This is good news 4 all arsenal fans around d globe! The return of Jack, Resicky n Sagna ll bring competition in midfield as well as d defence n also hv a rich bench.

  8. Anthony joseph

    September 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Wilsher wik fit in very wel, how i wish. Am hopein to see him soon. My first team is lacking something special, and that is jack!

  9. justus ambani

    September 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Thats good news.Comeback Wilshere we’ve missed your services so much

  10. Rotimi Ajiboye

    September 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Good news, cant wait to see Jack play again.

  11. Mgbeahuruike magnus uchenna

    September 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    It is a good news to all arsenal fans to see wilshere back. I sugest that wenger wil change his formation to 4 5 1 because a player like wilshere can not be in the bench. I pray we wil have a full team soon.

  12. Ann Louis

    September 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Am so happy to see jack play for arsenal again. I do believe he will do better than before.

  13. Adeyemi tohyeeb

    September 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I wil b hapi if wilshere,sagna are back 2 d squard,bcos dey are comited player of d team.jack and bakry com back on time i’m dearly misin u.


    September 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Am very happy to see jack rosicky sagna and others back very soon in arsenal team again

  15. Abba Umar Gwarzo

    September 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Am xo xo hapi 2 heared tht news! Ur wlcm bck Jack, Sagna, Rosicky nd Frimpong

  16. Shallah

    September 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Am hapi to see jack n rosicky back

  17. decent

    September 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    congratulations gunnerz

  18. bennah

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    cant wait to see Jack back in the mid.

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