Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update after Tottenham draw
Arsene Wenger admits that he is hoping no more of his Arsenal players pick up injuries during the international break
Arsene Wenger admitted that he is keeping his fingers crossed that Arsenal do not lose any more players to injury during the international break after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.
The Gunners boss was forced to bring Santi Cazorla off at half-time after the Spaniard struggled with dizziness in the first half against the Lilywhites at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal currently have seven first-team players out of action, including the likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
And the Frenchman is hoping that his players will come through the last international break of 2015 without any problems.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Sunday’s draw, Wenger said: “We now gain two weeks’ treatment for 10 players who are not available and I hope that we do not lose more.
“There are so many factors that influence injuries. It is a very sensitive subject that we try to sort it out.”
Wenger was also quizzed on Mathieu Debuchy’s fitness after the France international was substituted in the second half.
“Debuchy finished tired because he played against Bayern, and played today, and had not much competition, but he looks alright,” he added.
Wenger explained his thinking behind his decision to replace Cazorla at half-time when speaking to Sky Sports after the game.
Sunday’s draw left Arsenal level on points with leaders Manchester City, who drew 0-0 with Aston Villa on Sunday, at the top of the Premier League table.