Arsenal team news: Gunners receives major injury boost

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

Arsenal team news: Gunners receives major injury boost

Arsenal take on relegation battlers Middlesbrough this weekend at the Riverside Stadium.

The Gunners will be looking to get their bid for a top-four finish back on track following a shocking defeat last weekend.

Arsenal were on the wrong end of a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Crystal Palace. The north London based club find themselves seven points behind fourth placed Man City.

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Experinced goalkeeper Petr Cech is expected to make a return and start in goal for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger will also be able to call upon Laurent Koscielny who missed last weekend’s disaster.

“We have the chance to get Petr Cech back. Koscielny is joining in today,” Wenger stated in Friday’s press conference (Mirror).

“If the tests are positive they will be in the squad for Monday.”


Wenger will be unable to call upon Ospina and Lucas Perez due to injuries. Santi Cazorla will also miss the trip as he continues his road to recovery.


Arsenal come into the game without and suspensions.