Arsenal are maintaining a steady pace this season, remaining in fourth place for yet another week in the Premier League Injury League.

Sunderland have also been topping the table for some time now and have stretched their lead over Hull from five points to seven.

Arsenal’s weekend rivals, Stoke, sit in fifth place, just six points behind the Gunners and with a number of players returning for Arsene Wenger, they could see a welcome slide down the table begin this side of new year. Stoke jumped above Everton this week.

West Brom are this year’s indestructibles. So far, they have picked up just 21 points – one-sixth of the number Sunderland have managed.

last updated 7th December, 2016
last updated 7th December, 2016

The top four sides in the table currently have the following players listed as injured:

View Arsenal’s current injuries updated regularly

Sunderland (8)

Duncan Watmore ACL Injury
Paddy McNair ACL Injury
Lee Cattermole Hip Surgery
Lynden Gooch Ankle Ligament Injury
Fabio Borini Groin Injury
Jack Rodwell Hamstring Strain
Jason Denayer Illness
Steven Pienaar Concussion

Hull City (6)

Moses Odubajo Patella Fracture
Greg Luer Knee Injury
Alex Bruce Calf Injury
Abel Hernandez Hernia Surgery
Shaun Maloney Lower Back Injury
Will Keane ACL Injury

West Ham United (8)

Diafra Sakho Hamstring Strain
Gokhan Tore Thigh Injury
Aaron Cresswell Groin Strain
Michail Antonio Groin Strain
Cheikhou Kouyate Groin Strain
James Collins Hamstring Strain
Reece Oxford Ankle Ligament Injury
Sam Byram Hamstring Injury

Arsenal (6)

Santi Cazorla Achilles Tendonosis
Chuba Akpom Lower Back Stress Fracture
Mathieu Debuchy Hamstring Strain
Per Mertesacker Knee Surgery
Danny Welbeck Knee Injury
Hector Bellerin Ankle Ligament Injury
(Giroud returned, Bellerin, Mertesacker and Akpom are undergoing individual training while Sanogo is supposedly training)

for Stoke on Saturday (8)

Stephen Ireland Ruled out w/Double Leg Fracture
Jack Butland Ruled out w/Ankle Injury
Ibrahim Afellay Ruled out w/ACL Injury
Phillip Bardsley Ruled out w/Knee Injury
Geoff Cameron Ruled out w/Knee Injury
Marko Arnautovic Very Possible: Hip Injury
Ryan Shawcross Possible: Calf Strain
Bruno Martins Indi Possible: Facial Injury