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Arsene Wenger Confirms Midfielder Injury Blow + Welbeck Update
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Tomas Rosicky will miss the start of the Premier League season after being ruled out for up to five weeks with a knee injury.
The midfielder wasn’t on the plane that flew out to the Far East to kick off our pre-season tour on Sunday but it was initially though he was only suffering from a minor injury.
However, the boss has now confirmed the full extent of the problem and says that Rosicky will be out for up to five weeks with a knee injury that he picked up while playing for the Czech Republic back in June.
It means the 34-year-old will now miss the whole of pre-season as well as the start of the new Premier League season next month.
There is slightly better news regarding the fitness of Danny Welbeck as Arsene believes the attacker will be back training again in one or two weeks.
Welbeck has been on the sidelines since picking up what was initially thought to be a minor knee injury against Chelsea in April but it’s turned out to be a troublesome problem that just won’t go away.
However, it looks like it’s finally set to clear up meaning the attacker should be in contention for the start of the new campaign.
Speaking upon his arrival in Singapore this afternoon, Arsene is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail:
‘Rosicky came back with a knee problem from the international Czech game against Iceland. He will be longer; four to five weeks. Welbeck will be one or two weeks before he starts to train again.
‘Welbeck has still not recovered from the pain he had from bone-bruising [on a knee]. It is unbelievable because there is no major damage there. He is supposed to start running again at the end of the week.’