Arsenal somehow went a couple of games without picking up any new injuries, meaning Mesut Özil is the only player still joining the four longer-term absentees.

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil controls the ball on March 7, 2020. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the latest post on the Arsenal club website, the medical team are still assessing Özil for match action following his recent back soreness. No one is making it clear what exactly the problem is, or how long he’ll miss.

Other than that, it’s good news or no news at all. Lucas Torreira drops off from the last injury list after his return to action, whilst there are no new additions. Nicolas Pepe should be available for selection after the birth of his child.

Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli are still out for the remainder of the season, whilst Pablo Mari is back in two to three months. Bernd Leno will miss around four weeks, likely taking him to the end of the season as well.

None of that is any surprise, however, as the situation is still the same for each player as it was in the last update.

After the first two games of the football restart made it seem like there was some kind of curse on the team, with injuries and suspensions one after another, things are slowly improving. But that never seems to last at this club.