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Wilshere Could Miss Napoli, Rosicky’s Back, Cazorla Latest
A bit of an injury update for you today ahead of our crucial clash with Napoli tomorrow and according to reports, Jack Wilshere could miss the game with an ankle knock but Tomas Rosicky is expected to be recalled.
Goal are claiming that Wilshere picked up the problem during our win at Swansea on Saturday and while it’s not believed to be serious and isn’t linked with his previous ankle injuries, it could be enough to see him left out against the Italians.
I watched the game at the weekend and could see no sign that Jack was carrying any sort of knock but sometimes these things flare up after the game, so we’ll have to see if Arsene gives us any update at his pre-match press conference.
The good news is that Rosicky looks set to be recalled after returning to full training on Sunday. The Czech midfielder hasn’t featured since injuring his thigh while away on international duty earlier this month but he will train with the rest of the first team today and Wenger could start him if he proves his fitness.
The likelihood will be that if Jack isn’t 100% fit, then Rosicky will replace him on the left wing against Napoli tomorrow.
Goal also gave an update on Cazorla’s situation and they claim that the playmaker is receiving intensive treatment and is no longer wearing a protective boot to support his ankle injury, but Wenger is reluctant to rush him back too soon.
The Spaniard could return to training later this week and is keen to get back to action against West Brom this weekend but the boss is expected to make him wait until after the international break.
Perhaps Arsene is keen to hold him back to ensure he’s not called up by Spain for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double header? If Santi were to play for us on Sunday then there’s a chance he might be called up by his country. But if we leave him out then Wenger can insist he’s still not fit and Cazorla will get a nice two week break.