Arsenal have received a boost on the injury front, with news that Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are expected to be back in contention in time to play in the Gunners’ next Premier League game against Watford, as claimed by the Daily Mail.
Although neither the Frenchman nor the Spaniard are first-choice in the Arsenal team anymore, however, they still remain important members of the team and can adequately provide cover for first-choice defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Flamini has played just one league game for Arsenal this term partly due to injury and mostly losing his place to Coquelin. He had the chance to regain his place with brilliant performances against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup and took it well by grabbing the two goals that helped defeat Spurs. He is now expected to return to the team in time to face the Hornets after the international break.
Arteta, who has also been out with a hamstring injury, is expected to be back in the team for the game. The 33-year old’s injury has ruined his past 12 months of his career. However, the Spaniard will be hoping to be injury-free in the next few weeks with some important clashes looming.