Arsenal’s medics believe that the Gunners are suffering with a ‘mild stomach bug’ rather than food poisoning.

  • Giroud and BFG ruled out of Bayern clash with upset stomachs
  • Kolasinac subbed before second half after getting sick on pitch
  • Wenger confirmed food poisoning was the culprit
  • Arsenal medics now say it’s a mild stomach bug

Arsenal’s medics apparently believe that the players have been suffering from a stomach bug and not food poisoning, as Arsene Wenger originally claimed, after Olivier Giroud, Per Mertesacker, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and new full-back Sead Kolasinac were all affected by sickness ahead of their match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

“We have a virus in the camp,” said Wenger. “The doctor thinks it is food poisoning. Mertesacker and Giroud were sick, Kolasinac was sick. Theo Walcott and Aaron had a little bit of food poisoning as well. I don’t know what they ate.”

While Giroud and Mertesacker were ruled out ahead of the match, Kolasinac actually got sick on the pitch in the first half and had to be subbed off.

Considering the 25-man squad are in pretty close quarters during their pre-season tour, it’s no wonder that if it is a bug, it’s sweeping through the players pretty quickly.

The sweltering temperatures probably don’t help either.

Fortunately, as the medics claim, it’s just a mild bug and therefore it’s unlikely to have a massive effect.