Arsenal Team News: Wenger On Walcott, Gnabry and Monreal

By on October 3, 2014

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Arsenal take on Chelsea on Sunday and Arsene Wenger has given a team news update ahead of the game.

It looks like the boss is going to be picking from a similar squad to that which faced Galatasaray on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

The only player who has a chance of returning to the squad is Nacho Monreal. The Spaniard has been out in recent weeks with a back injury that he picked up against Man City.

However, the boss confirmed he could return on Sunday and while I highly doubt Monreal will start the game, he will give us a valuable option on the bench.

Arsene also confirmed that Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry are on schedule to return to full training next week. It’s going to be a HUGE boost to have Theo back in the squad as he’s been sorely missed these past 10 months.

This is what Arsene had to say:

on the team news for Chelsea…

Compared to midweek, the only player who might be back for us in the squad is Nacho Monreal. As for everybody else, there is no major change.

on Gnabry and Walcott’s return to training…

Yes, they come back next week to the full squad for training – but they are too short for Sunday of course.

So we head to Stamford Bridge without Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy, Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo, Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry.

Let’s hope we have enough in the squad to get a positive result this weekend and avoid a humiliation like last year. Match preview up soon….


  1. Sama

    October 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Come on guys we need you #WalcottandGnabry

  2. Chrispinus baraza

    October 4, 2014 at 7:01 am

    wenger has to tell his defenders to expect frastration from costa so they should ignore his abuses

  3. shegun abayomi

    October 4, 2014 at 7:21 am

    pls, wengen should’ not start nacho monreal’ i prefes gibb, in our line up and also tell ur’ defender to be very sharp’ b’cos chelsea are too, good in counter?

    • ste

      October 5, 2014 at 12:26 am

      The only thing with Gibb’s when going forward with or without the ball electric but after losing the ball or tracking back half hearted faster going forward too slow coming back sort it out he has quality to be best in prem easy so show us how its done coyg

  4. Prince Joe

    October 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    If Costa whatever they call like to abuse opponents, then l am not surprise of his action, he has to emulate his action from his coach who does not respect elders, if costa did not respect others, he is in England and definitely he will meet his waterloo. lf he is stuborn,someone who is more stuborn than him have been his level. Our defenders is to concentrate on all the players and not a specific player. l just want to advice Wenger not to wait till 70 minutes to make his subsitution if the going get tough.

  5. Stevinho

    October 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    We ar heldin 2 stamford bridge without debuchy oliver sanogo walcot ramsey nd gnbry.. Lets pray 2 our their beloved team.. So dat we can make a positive result…wilshere is more sturborn dan diego costa… So lets 4get abaut diego costa sturbonrness…

  6. wilson

    October 4, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Arsenal and wenger have no chance becoz every coach knows Arsenal style of play and he never changes . But i wish Arsenal good luck

  7. Dannymighty

    October 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I believe we can win against chelsea, but its left to wenger bcus wenger can make arsenal d hero…

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