MORE injury woe leaves Arsenal stretched to breaking point

Arsene Wenger should just about be able to muster up an Arsenal starting XI and a subs bench to take to the Britannia stadium to face one of our bogey clubs Stoke City tomorrow, but only just. The manager gave his latest injury update today, reported by Arsenal.com, and there is very little good news to report.

It is now 11 months since Theo Walcott injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the win over the Spuds and he is still not available to play. He is due to have an injection to solve the slight groin problem picked up on international duty with England. The boss is hoping to have him back next weekend.

Wenger backtracking on Arsenal transfer plans for January?

Arsenal fans will be starting to worry about the January transfer window after Arsene Wenger’s latest statement about his transfer plans. I for one had a sense of Deja Vu as the manager talked about how difficult it was to get good players in the winter window and I could not help remembering the disaster of last season when Wenger only managed to sign the injured Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan.

Arsenal starting XI to face Hull City – WITH Podolski

As we know all too well, the international break left Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with even more injury problems to worry about. The injury list on the Arsenal.com website has a staggering 11 first team players on it, but actually things are not quite as bad as they seem.

Two of those players, Walcott and Gnabry, played for 45 minutes and an hour respectively last night, while Monreal, Arteta and Rosicky are supposed to be available for today’s Premier League visit of Hull City. And then Sanogo and Ramsey are due back in the next game or two so the problems actually seem to be easing off.

At Last! Arsenal injury problems easing to give Wenger options

With an international break to follow after this weekend’s round of games in the Premier League, Arsenal have just one more game to get through before the squad starts to look more like it should and Arsene Wenger has almost a full complement of players to pick his Arsenal line-up from.

It’s a shame that our one game is away to Chelsea, though, because we could have done with the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey available for what could be our toughest game of the season. But these things happen and you have to deal with them. There is some good news for Wenger ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge, with the news on Arsenal.com that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal is fit again after his back problem.

Arsenal’s lack of defenders highlighted by Emirates Cup team

I know that Arsene Wenger likes his Arsenal players to be versatile, and it is just as well when you see the options the Frenchman has got to work with in the Emirates Cup this weekend. With Thomas Vermaelen injured (apparently) and Per Mertesacker still on holiday after Germany’s World Cup heroics, Wenger has had to do some juggling to give the Gunners a back four to face Benfica today.

Chambers to partner Koscielny for Arsenal at Emirates Cup?

With Arsenal currently at their pre-season training camp in Austria, it is a good chance for our newest signing Calum Chambers to meet up with his new team mates and for Arsene Wenger to begin to integrate the youngster into the Arsenal way of doing things.

And the former Southampton star could be seeing some action on the pitch a lot quicker than many of us thought. The Gunners face two games in the Emirates Cup this weekend, with Portuguese side Benfica on Saturday and then AS Monaco from the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Arsenal fans will be hoping for a better performance than last weekend’s defeat in New York, but Wenger has some problems to deal with.

Team news and Preview of Spurs v Arsenal

This is it Gooners! It’s derby day and Arsenal should be in high confidence going into today’s game against the great North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur!

Arsenal may have endured a midweek misery at being knocked out by Bayern Munich in the Champions League but we did manage to hold the holders to a 1-1 draw away from home. Arsenal will be hoping to take things one step further today though by exploiting a Spurs side that have recently been demolished both 4-0 against Chelsea and 3-1 against Benfica in the Europa League. With Arsenal hoping to revitalise their Premier League hopes, a victory at White Hart Lane is almost a must.

Will Ramsey return offset other injuries for Arsenal?

Whilst many may believe that things aren’t quite going Arsenal’s way on the injury front at the moment, after the recent news regarding Theo Walcott and jokingly a certain Julian Draxler, there are some positives coming from the treatment table and it is that Aaron Ramsey could return for the Gunners this weekend.

As mentioned, it’s not too long ago since Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott was ruled out for a sorry six months, in an injury that has caused a lot of concern and sympathy to be put towards the player. Injuries to Bendtner, Ramsey, Gibbs, Monreal and Arteta just to name a few have also forced the Gunners into massive starting line-up changes, however the good news is that many of those are near a return to match fitness.

How can Arsenal overcome latest injury crisis? Santon?

While Arsenal continue to fly high at the top of the Premier League table, it seems as though the dreaded injury curse has struck the North London side yet again. During the resilient victory over Aston Villa, Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky suffered a broken nose as a result of an elbow from Gabby Agbonlahor while Spanish full-back Nacho Monreal is suspected to have a broken metatarsal in his foot.