Latest Arsenal injury update: Wenger on team news ahead of Zagreb test

Arsene Wenger delivers the latest Arsenal injury update, including news on the likes of Francis Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
latest arsenal injury update
Francis Coquelin is out injured for two months Photo: BT Sport

Francis Coquelin has been ruled out of action for at least two months due to the knee injury he picked up during Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The French midfielder was substituted early on during the Premier League clash at The Hawthorns after picking up the problem during the opening exchanges against the Baggies.

Arsene Wenger confirmed that Coquelin would be missing for at least two months on Monday afternoon, news which will come as a significant blow to the Gunners as they prepare for the hectic festive fixture schedule.

The Gunners boss also revealed that Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to miss Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday but could be fit to face Norwich City next weekend.

Aaron Ramsey is back available after recovering from a hamstring strain.

Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, is sidelined with a calf injury picked up against the Baggies, Wenger confirmed as he delivered the latest Arsenal injury update.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Monday afternoon, Wenger said: “We will be without Coquelin for certainly the next two months.

“We have players like [Mathieu] Flamini and Calum Chambers has been educated as a central midfielder so there are good opportunities for other players to show up and show they can do the job.

“Everyone from Saturday’s game is available and Ramsey is available.

“We’ve been hit very hard in November because until the Sheffield Wednesday game in the League Cup we had a good record but since we have lost a few players.

Latest Arsenal injury update: Players out

Francis Coquelin (knee)
Mikel Arteta (calf)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring)
Theo Walcott (calf)
Danny Welbeck (knee)
Jack Wilshere (ankle)
Tomas Rosicky (knee)

“We have Ramsey [back] and maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain back for the weekend and Walcott will be the next one – all the other players are long-term injuries.”

Saturday’s loss to West Brom left Arsenal in fourth place in the Premier League table.

Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
Alan Shearer raves about Man United trio after 4-1 win at Newcastle
Facundo Pellistri
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits new Man United signing has already impressed in training
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Bruno Fernandes’ goal in Man United’s 4-1 win at Newcastle
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Man United fans about Donny van de Beek
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Arsenal’s display in 1-0 loss at Man City
Frank Lampard
Danny Murphy predicts where Chelsea FC will finish this season
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Alexander Zverev
Andrey Rublev wins fourth title of 2020 in St Petersburg to move closer to Nitto ATP Finals
Timo Werner
Timo Werner sends warning to Chelsea FC defence
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz issues Chelsea FC warning after Southampton draw