Arsenal Injury Latest: Wenger Offers Update On Walcott, Ramsey, Arteta + More

By on October 9, 2014

Theo Walcott

We’re in the middle of the international break but Arsene Wenger has decided to give Arsenal.com an injury update.

As seems to be the case every season these days, the boss has an extensive injury list to contend with and he gave the latest on four of our current crop, namely Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Serge Gnabry.

The manager revealed that Walcott is “not too far away” from being in contention for the first team after returning to full training this week. Theo has been on the sidelines since early January after undergoing knee surgery but he’s now on the verge of returning to action.

German youngster Serge Gnabry has also been back on the training pitch this week after several months out with a knee injury so he too could be back in contention soon.

Arsene also had some positive news on Ramsey and Arteta with the boss revealing that the midfield duo could be back in training late next week.

Ramsey was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury that he picked up against Tottenham while Arteta was expected to be out for three weeks with a calf problem that he too suffered against Spurs.

Here is what the boss told the clubs website:

“Theo is not too far away now,” said Wenger. “Serge has been out for a long, long time and Theo has also been out for nine months, so it’s good to see them back. They’ve worked very hard and they’re very dedicated. They are back in the group on a daily basis and that’s very good news.

“For Ramsey it’s day 13 today and I think it will be day 21 before he is back into training. Arteta may be back with the group late next week.”

It’s going to be a major boost to have Walcott back as we’ve missed him badly over the last nine months. He’s unlikely to feature against Hull after the international break but he might be in contention against Anderlecht or Sunderland.

See Arsene Wenger’s update on Mesut Ozil here

Ramsey and Arteta might face late fitness tests to be in the squad against Hull if they only return to training late next week, but I’d personally be surprised if Ramsey in particular played any part in that game.

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