There will be some good news coming for Arsenal on the injury front as Arsene Wenger has confirmed that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is way ahead of schedule in his injury rehabilitation and could return to the fold earlier that thought. This will be yet another exciting news for Arsenal fans after the news that Gnabry, Monreal and Walcott are back to training.
Giroud has been out injured since limping of during the closing stage off the 2-2 draw at Everton after suffering an ankle injury. Giroud was in pains after trying to block a clearance in the closing minute of the game and further examination revealed the 28-year-old former Montepellier of France player has fractured his tibia and was ruled out till late December.
But the player could make an earlier return for the Gunners team. According to Gunners boss Arsenal Wenger, the French international is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.
He said “I think he is ahead of schedule in terms of rehabilitation.”
This will come as a good news to Arsenal faithfuls and management as the team have had its injury room swell to high heavens with David Ospina (Hip), Mathieu Debuchy (Ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Mikel Arteta (Leg), Aaron Ramsey (Hamstring), Mesut Ozil (Knee), Abou Diaby (Hip), Yaya Sanogo (Hamstring), Theo Walcott (Knee), Serge Gnabry (Knock), Olivier Giroud (Ankle) all out with one injury or the other.
Wenger has bought Danny Welbeck in the last day of the transfer market to help in the attack and the English man has come good at Arsenal. He has hit the ground running at Arsenal with his hat-trick against Galatasaray one of his best performance. The gunners have however missed the physical presence Giroud brings to the Arsenal attack more notably in the game against Chelsea before the international break where Arsenal attack failed to win any aerial ball in their third attacking half of the pitch.
The return of Giroud could also give Arsene Wenger the opportunity to play two strikers upfront especially against a resilient teams. He will also give Wenger options upfront.
Arsenal have struggled early in the season winning just two of their seven league matches so far this season. The attackers too have not been prolific infront of goals.
Injury to key players like Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcoth has played a major role in their early unimpreesive showing but Wenger will look to get his team to start firing on all cylinders when the league resume after the international break with the game at home against Hull City on Saturday.
There will also be more good news for gunners fan after what looks like a serious injury to Danny Welback in England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg has been dismissed by England boss Roy Hodgson as a minor injury even as the manager expects the player to be fit for the club’s game this weekend.
Welbeck was substituted with 10 minutes remaining during England’s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win in Estonia on Sunday after it was suspected the player has sprained his ankle but Roy Hodgson dismissed any fear of injury after the match.
“I don’t think he’s injured. He just rolled his ankle slightly. The doctors are not worried about it. He should be fit for Arsenal” He told reporters.
Welbeck will be assessed further by Arsenal doctors when returns to the club later today and let’s hope its nothing serious.