Arsene Wenger’s side have now received a boost prior to their clash in the Premier League against Sunderland at the Emirates, as two of his first team players might be all set to return in the game against Sunderland, as per claims. It seems that center-back Laurent Koscielny and striker Theo Walcott might have recovered from their injuries and could possibly make it to the starting eleven in the game at home, if the French manager really needs their services. The north London side are once again in the middle of an injury crisis, which might cost them the chance to challenge for the league title and see them get possibly get knocked out of the Champions League, if they do not beat Olympiacos in Greece by a margin of two goals, when the two sides meet soon.
In a recent press conference, Wenger spoke on the injuries within his squad and revealed that the duo could both be available on time, before confirming that England international Kieran Gibbs is back to full fitness after missing the last game against Norwich City.
Speaking in his interview with Arsenal.com, prior to the clash against the Black Cats, the Frenchman stated, “We will make a decision on Saturday on Koscielny and Walcott, they could both make the squad. Gibbs is available again for the weekend.”
The Gunners have a long injury list once again at present, which includes star players like Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, along with the midfield pair of Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, who were both injured in the 1-1 draw against the Canaries this past weekend.