It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of who’s fit and who isn’t ahead of Arsenal’s first 2017/18 clash against Leicester, so here’s the latest.
The new Premier League season is almost upon us, with Arsenal kicking off against Leicester at 7:45pm on Friday night.
And just like the beginning of most seasons, the Gunners already have their fair share of injury worries.
Here’s who’s definitely out, potentially out, and probably not out ahead of Arsenal’s match against the Foxes.
Santi Cazorla (ankle)
The little Spaniard is still recovering from the multiple ankle surgeries that he had after being subbed off against Ludogorets in October 2016.
The midfielder has no return date.
Joel Campbell (knee)
Campbell tore his cruciate knee ligament while playing for Costa Rica in July.
While the injury is said to not be as serious as initially thought, he’s still got no return date.
The centre-back injured his cruciate knee ligament last season against Everton.
He’s back running in training again but isn’t due back on the pitch until 9 September.
Jack Wilshere (leg)
After breaking his leg against Spurs last season while on loan at Bournemouth, the midfielder still has some recovering to do and is expected to play for the u23s before he attempts to make his way back into the first team.
His return date is 27 August.
Alexis Sanchez (abdomen)
The Chilean was unlikely to be fit for the start of the season but just in case there was any doubt, apparently he’s gone and hurt his abs.
He’s also due back 27 August.
Francis Coquelin (ankle)
Coq apparently faces a late fitness test ahead of Leicester after injuring his ankle in the Emirates Cup.
Per Mertesacker (head)
The centre-back was subbed off in the Community Shield against Chelsea after having a run-in with Gary Cahill’s elbow.
He faces a late fitness test.
Aaron Ramsey (calf)
The Welshman was said to be suffering from a muscular problem in his calf but apparently trained on Thursday and could be available against Leicester.
Mesut Ozil (ankle)
Ozil had fluid in his ankle but is now fully fit & will be available to start tomorrow. Ramsey trained today and also in contention to play. pic.twitter.com/KMFNknPPbP
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 10, 2017
Ozil was also supposed to be sidelined with an ankle problem he picked up in training but is now set to start against the Foxes.