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Arsenal Injury Update: Walcott, Rosicky & More…

Arsenal travel to Merseyside on Wednesday to play Everton at Goodison Park and boss Arsene Wenger has given an injury and team news update ahead of the game.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal travel to Merseyside on Wednesday to play Everton at Goodison Park and boss Arsene Wenger has given an injury and team news update ahead of the game.

Wenger gave the latest on Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Thomas Vermaelen and Tomas Rosicky as we try to bounce back from the weekend’s disappointing performance at Villa Park.

Walcott has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury picked up during the 5-2 win over Tottenham 10 days ago, but the attacker is back in contention for tomorrow nights game.

Wilshere was rested for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa after a ‘minor’ flare-up to his troublesome ankle but Arsene has confirmed the midfielder will start at Goodison and Vermaelen is also back after also being rested at the weekend.

The boss also confirmed that Rosicky is back in full training and is closing in on making his first appearance of the season. He will be given a run-out for the under-21’s before being considered for first team duties. Speaking to, Wenger said:

on the latest situation…

From [the] Aston Villa [game], everybody got through the game well. The player who will come back is Walcott, who is fit again. [Wilshere and Vermaelen] are alright.

on Tomas Rosicky…

Rosicky is back in the [training] squad, not quite match fit but in full training. He needs a game or two in the reserve [under-21] team. He has not played for six months but he is fit.

It’s a big boost to have Walcott back, we’ve definitely missed his pace and movement over the past couple of games. Hopefully he’ll start against the Toffees. With Wilshere and Vermaelen also back, we have something close to our strongest eleven. Some will argue that Diaby may be considered for the midfield if fit, but we can’t complain about injuries anymore. The team that plays against Everton is more than capable of getting three points, let’s just hope the lads put in a more positive display than they did against Villa.

What would be your starting eleven to face Everton? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Ezekiel Inyang

    November 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Welcome back Theo Walcott, T5, & above all Jack. Wish u all a sound display, come tomorow, up Gunners!

  2. Idris Muhammad Ameen Rogo

    November 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Returning back of Jack, Theo and rosicky is an amazing and fantastic news because now our mid-field will quite and real.UP GUNNERS!


    November 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Rosicky am really happy for you.welcome back guy.


    November 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Rosicky am really happy for you.welcome back guy and the rests of the player like wilshere and walcott.


    November 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Am really happy for you guy and the rests of the player like wilshere,rosicky and walcott.

  6. Onadairo Festus Sunday

    November 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Wlcm back Rosicky

  7. Jegzy Joe

    November 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Now that these men are available hope will won’t see the likes of Aaron Ramsey in the reserve not to mention the starting eleven? And Gervinho may be better coming from the bench so that winning spirit will not run away from the team again.
    Has the coach tried to find out reasons players played most game with careless attitude or without spirit of winning? I see presence of player(s) of this category affecting the team’s spirit. Let coach find out and confirm this. Begging the coach of team, Arsene Wenger, trophy is the reward of this kind of game and profit is the reward in all businesses. Most fans finished the rest of their days in a sad spirit after watching Arsenal’s match. We don’t want this to continue Father, Arsene Wenger. Please Sir.
    Welcome back Rosicky. I miss you very much. Cαη’t wait to see you kick ball in a pitch again. Welcome back

    • Zaidovski

      November 28, 2012 at 3:15 am

      SPOT ON MATE !!
      Well said. Any midfield is better than Ramsey.


    November 28, 2012 at 4:20 am

    We Are tired of seing ramsey on pitch.jeks and gibbs will work beter if they start

  9. lauren akaaba

    November 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

    welcome back Tomas Rosicky all fans has missed you

  10. seif nyirenda

    November 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    your wellcome back football mozat, we missed you so much lets us enjoy your service

  11. isaias

    November 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    i just want to say welcome back to all players who have been sidelined for different injuries especially rosicky. am quiet sure that thomas will help us like his magnificent quality of last year. in addition he will let lazy players like gervinho and ramsey out of the starting 11. good luck rosichy

  12. james andayi

    November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    i love u rosicky and i realy miss your shooting ability.i would love to see you.

  13. Lawson Ishima

    November 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Welcome back Tomas Rosicky! I’ll be very honoured,much more honoured to see your fantastic football styles again!

  14. Michael Emmanuel

    November 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I hell all d gunnas fans,cus am so hapi cus d master s bak, d king of mid-field s bak,i know all d guy even non arsenal fans are n love wit u bcus of yur style of play,piple no u as d greater of skill welcom bak Rosy d only one(rosicky)

  15. Michael Emmanuel

    November 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Rosicky we Arsenal fans miss u,CHECH Republic miss u 2,we are happy 4yur returning, my big brother,one love.

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