Injured Arsenal duo set to return against Chelsea
Arsenal have a crucial encounter coming up this Sunday against Chelsea and they cannot afford any further slip-ups after their 0-0 draw against Stoke City. Playmaker Mesut Ozil will possibly return on Sunday to take on the Blues at Emirates and there are chances that even Alexis Sanchez may play on that day.
Both the injured players play a vital role in controlling the play in midfield and the club’s best outfield players were clearly missed during the goalless draw against Stoke City and Petr Cech made sure that the players put the result behind them by stressing that they had still earned a point.
The draw placed Arsenal at the top of the table and the players attitude to move beyond the match was reflected by Theo Walcott who told that he is experiencing the best and strongest collective dressing-room mentality among the Gunners in the last decade.
New-signing Mohamed Elneny and veteran Tomas Rosicky will also train with the squad this week and are certainly in contention for a place in the substitutes. Ten years back, Theo Walcott was part of a world record transfer fee when he joined Arsenal from Southampton as a 16 year old teen.
“The mental strength in this dressing room’s the strongest it’s ever been,” said Walcott.
“When you have the likes of Petr Cech come into the dressing room as well he just enhances that.He’s a leader. He’s lifted everybody’s heads up in that dressing room saying this is a very good point.
No-one tends to win here. We’ve just got to look at him because he’s obviously been at the top level and won many things.We’ve got to proud of that point.”
The match against Stoke City was marred with continuous booing from the Stoke fans who targeted Aaron Ramsey, who broke his leg in 2012 against Stoke and the horrifying incident still remains due to the dangerous tackle by Ryan Shawcross,who broke Ramsey’s leg and put his career on a standstill for a moment.
Stoke fans chanted that the player “walks with a limp” and Stoke Chairman condemned the incident and told that such behaviour was not called for. Arsenal have larger problems to deal with than ponder over senseless chants and Wenger would do better to organize his players well for future matches.
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