Wenger’s Injury Update: Including Wilshere, Monreal, Vermaelen, Cazorla & Szczesny

By on August 2, 2013

The boss has been holding his pre-match press conference today ahead of this weekends Emirates Cup and as well as being bombarded with questions on possible signings, he had just enough time left to gives us a team news and injury update.

Lets start with the bad news. Captain Thomas Vermaelen is set to be out for a further six weeks with a back injury that he picked up while away with Belgian in June. With the ‘skipper’ out many have been calling for reinforcements at the back but Wenger has been trying Sagna out in the middle of defence in pre-season so I wouldn’t be holding your breath over any major centre-back signing coming in before the window closes, but you never know.

Now on to the good news. Nacho Monreal is back sooner than expected and will resume training on Monday. There were rumours he was out until October/November so to have him fit again before the season kicks offs is a real bonus.

This weekend we will also get to see new signing Yaya Sanogo in a Gunners shirt for the first time with the boss confirming both he and Santi Cazorla will be involved in the Emirates Cup action.

Jack Wilshere will also be involved with Wenger saying he’s now 100% fit following nearly two years of ankle problems. Hopefully the injuries are now fully behind him and Jack can start becoming the world class midfielder we all know he can be. Dare I say he’ll be ‘like a new signing’ next season!?

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will also get a run out this weekend after barely featuring in pre-season due to injury. Here’s what Arsene Wenger told the clubs official website:

on Monreal and Vermaelen…

Vermaelen is out for six more weeks [at least before returning to training] and Monreal will start [light] training on Monday. Vermaelen is developing normally but he has a stress fracture in his back which takes time.

on the squad for the Emirates Cup…

You will see Sanogo, you will see Cazorla. On Sunday, you will see both of them.
I consider Wilshere now to be completely available and part of the team. Szczesny is alright too.

I can’t wait for this weekend and getting back to watching some proper football. The Emirates Cup is usually an entertaining affair. It’s just a shame we’re going to be seeing Gonzalo Higuain lining up in Napoli colours and not the famous Red & White.


  1. agbowoadan yao isaac

    August 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Arsenal will annonce the sign of
    Luis suerez on next week Before the match against man city

    • jo jo

      August 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      were did u get dat news

  2. musarz

    August 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm


  3. Dayor samuel

    August 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Arsenal wil announce the signing of suarez nxt week thursday?

  4. Panshak Solomon

    August 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t no What arsene wenger is still weeting for. Is this man going to sign any players this season.

  5. bigwal

    August 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    It’s a shame we are not going to see any see any new signing tomorrow

  6. Me

    August 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I wish Wenger would shut his mouth. No one in the world wants to hear his opinion about Bale and Madrid wanting to pay £100 million for him. Just because Wenger is an unambitious, spineless coward too afraid to take a gamble doesn’t mean that everyone else should be. If Arsenal want to do well they would be well advised to NOT renew this man’s contract and get someone in who has the balls to make decisions and the ambition to succeed – everything that whiney toad of a human being doesn’t have…

  7. walex

    August 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

     ∂σηт fink dis man will sign anybody cos dis i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅ Н̲̣̣̣̥o̲̣̥w̶̲̥̅̊ he always D♡ every season

  8. Abu Rahman

    August 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    You never know what Le Prof is capable of doing as he doesn’t always make noise about signings. Remember the case of Carzola and Poldoski? I believe we will sign at least three players – a GK, DM and a Defender before the transfer deadline.

  9. abd

    August 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you bro. I completly agree too.! The prof. Always behind the scene!!!!

  10. Olokodanaolumuyiwa

    August 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Sign dis man cos tym is running out prof…

  11. kelvin

    August 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I believe my boss would impress us wit quality signings 2 boost our run 4 tittles. Wenger pls dnt fall our hands man

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