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.
And while it looks like neither Mathieu Debuchy or Wojciech Szczesny will be ready for the Stoke clash, the bad news gets worse as they have been joined on the sidelines by Nacho Monreal, Yaya Sanogo and Tomas Rosicky. There is even a chance that the Gunners might have to do without the recently returned centre back Laurent Koscielny, who will have a late fitness test.
Wenger must be wondering when this bad run of injury problems is going to end.