Arsenal team news: Wenger receives huge injury boost in lead up to Watford FC clash – faces selection problems in defence
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed several key injury updates ahead of their Premier League encounter with Watford this weekend.
The clash takes place at Vicarage road on Saturday, kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT).
Arsenal will be hoping to extend their winning run after defeating Brighton by a 2-0 score-line in their last game before the international break.
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Arsenal will be without their in-form centre-back Shkodran Mustafi after he suffered a hamstring injury. The Germany international could be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Meanwhile, Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny are both injury doubts going into the weekend.
Alexis Sanchez may be rested following his long flight back from Chile. Wenger did however have good news regarding Mesut Ozil. The 28-year-old is back in training and will be in Saturday’s match-day squad.
“Kolasinac is a minor problem, a hip problem. We lost Mustafi for four to six weeks, I don’t think he will be available before the next international break,” Wenger told reporters at the pre-game press conference.
“Ozil and Welbeck are back training with the group and will be part of the group for this weekend.
“Not all the players are back. Sanchez won’t be back with us until tomorrow.
“We will assess Sanchez when he comes back, I watched the Brazil game and he got some special treatment in that game.
“Koscielny will have a final test tomorrow but at the moment he is not available. He trained on his own and the signs were positive so we will test him on Friday.”