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.
The Spain international is a welcome return as he can cover at both left back and central defence, giving the manager some valuable breathing space. And Monreal was looking in good form before his three weeks out so it is great to have him back. He will be joined after the international break by our captain Mikel Arteta and by the long term absentees Serge Gnabry and Theo Walcott, who are due back in full training next week, giving our already rapid team even more pace and attacking threat.
With Aaron Ramsey coming back just a couple of weeks later and with Abou Diaby steadily working his way back to match fitness, as long as we don’t get any more freak or unlucky injuries, Wenger will soon have the strongest squad available to him that he has been able to call on for years.