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Arsenal Injury News – Welbeck & Walcott Could Miss Burnley Clash + Update On Cazorla

Arsene Wenger has today given an update on Arsenal players that are nursing injuries. The Gunners are away to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, and then face Huddersfield Town at home on Wednesday. Arsenal are then back in action on Saturday 2 December to face Manchester United at home. It’s sure going to be a hectic seven days for the North London side and Wenger could do with all of his players being fit.

The Frenchman today confirmed Arsenal have suffered no new injury blows from Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to Cologne in the Europa League.

Wenger’s update from Arsenal.com is as follows:

on team news…
Everybody looks alright. There are some kicks because it was quite a physical game [at Cologne], but overall we have no injuries. Everyone who played will be available to compete for the squad on Sunday. That is one of the positives of last night, we have no injuries. The fact we can rotate means the players are less overloaded with competition.

on it being a nice feeling to have those options in such a busy period…
Yes because we play every three days. Apart from Theo Walcott, and long-term Santi Cazorla, all the players are available.

on Theo Walcott…
For the weekend, no [he is not available]. He’s back in training now, so he should be okay for next week. He has been ill.

on Santi Cazorla…
I hope to see him soon, that he comes over to give an update.

on Danny Welbeck…
The last time he came back from injury, we played him at Watford and after an hour he got a bad hamstring. This time I didn’t want to take that gamble. I wanted to be a bit more progressive with him. Almost certainly, nothing would have happened but I felt it was more sensible to do it. He’s fine. He’s completely fine.

With Arsenal playing so many games in the coming weeks, Arsene Wenger is most likely going to be rotating his players for the Burnley game. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi have not played many games this season and could be given some playing time against Burnley this weekend.

In regards to Santi Cazorla, I hope for Arsenal fans’ sake Wenger finally gives up on the Spaniard ever returning. He is no doubt a quality player that anyone who loves football will like to see play, but he doesn’t look like he will ever kick a football again. And the earlier Arsenal and Arsene Wenger accept this as a fact, the better it will be for them.

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