Arsenal are closing in on second place in this season’s Injury League after overtaking West Ham in third.

The Gunners have spent most of the season around fourth place [insert your own joke here] while Sunderland have topped the table, often by a distance.

But now, as others get players back, Arsenal are just two points away from second, a spot they can claim next week if West Ham don’t suffer a host of injuries in the next seven days.

Top four current injuries:

Sunderland: (10)

  •      Duncan Watmore     ACL Injury
  •     Paddy McNair     ACL Injury
  •     Jan Kirchhoff     Cartilage Injury
  •     Lee Cattermole     Hip Surgery
  •     Jordan Pickford     ACL Sprain
  •     Lynden Gooch     Ankle Ligament Injury
  •     Wahbi Khazri     Ankle Sprain
  •     Billy Jones     Tight Hamstring
  •     Victor Anichebe     Hamstring Strain
  •     Steven Pienaar     Calf Strain

Hull City: (9)

  •      Moses Odubajo     Patella Fracture
  •     Alex Bruce     Achilles Injury
  •     Greg Luer     Knee Injury
  •     Michael Dawson     Shoulder Injury
  •     Jake Livermore     Illness
  •     Will Keane     ACL Injury
  •     Brian Lenihan     Knee Surgery
  •     Curtis Davies     Hamstring Strain
  •     Markus Henriksen     Dislocated Shoulder

Arsenal: (8)

  •      Santi Cazorla     Achilles Injury
  •     Per Mertesacker     Knee Surgery
  •     Francis Coquelin     Hamstring Strain
  •     Theo Walcott     Calf Strain
  •     Kieran Gibbs     Knee Inflammation
  •     Mesut Ozil     Illness
  •     Mathieu Debuchy     Hamstring Injury
  •     Hector Bellerin     Ankle Injury

(Note: Although Bellerin, Ozil, Gibbs are expected to be available, but still not 100% official)

West Ham United: (5)

  •      Diafra Sakho     Lower Back Injury
  •     James Collins     Hamstring Strain
  •     Gokhan Tore     Knee Surgery
  •     Arthur Masuaku     Knee Injury
  •     Alvaro Arbeloa     Contusion of the Lower Leg

Keep up-to-date with Arsenal’s current injuries