On Thursday morning, Arsene Wenger delivered the latest team news ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Watford.
Wenger revealed that Sead Kolasinac suffered a small hip problem while away with the Bosnian national team.
The 24-year-old was taken off at half time in favour of Utrecht’s Dario Dumic during Bosnia’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier win over Estonia on Tuesday.
Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be serious as the wing-back was in training on Friday.
Ozil has been dipping in and out with an inflamed knee since the Gunners 0-0 draw away to Chelsea, which meant he missed Germany’s World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.
Welbz suffered a groin injury against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September. Wenger claims the 26-year-old has recovered quicker than expected.
Now for the bad news. Shkodran Mustafi limped off during Germany’s 5-1 win over Azerbaijan at the weekend and it’s since been confirmed by Wenger that he’ll miss four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.
Alexis Sanchez is also due to return from international duty with Chile. However, the 28-year-old’s country failed to qualify for the World Cup and therefore the boss wants to assess how he’s feeling. There are reports that Arsenal are concerned about the forward’s mental state.