Arsenal Team News Update: Koscielny, Bellerin, The Ox & Rosicky

By on November 6, 2015

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It’s been another hectic day of team news at Arsenal so I’ll bring you a round-up of all the latest news ahead of our clash with Tottenham on Sunday.

Let’s start with the good news and it looks like Koscielny is going to be okay to face Spurs on Sunday. The centre-back missed our thrashing at Bayern Munich due to a hip injury and will have a late fitness test on Saturday but Arsene has given him an 80% chance of being fit this weekend.

However, Bellerin has been ruled out with the groin injury that saw him miss the trip to Germany on Wednesday night. In his absence, Debuchy will continue to deputise at right-back.

Wenger told Arsenal.com:

on the team news… 

From the unfortunate Wednesday night, we have no injuries. Players back for Sunday, we might have Koscielny and I think that it is. Arteta has a test tomorrow morning, Bellerin is a doubt already.

on Koscielny’s chances…

Eighty per cent. He will have a test tomorrow.

on Debuchy and Bellerin… 

Mathieu needed a little competition. Game after game he has basic fitness and now with another game he should be better. Bellerin unfortunately will not be ready, I think he could be back after the break.

Obviously it will be a huge boost to have Kos back in the team but I think we’re going to really miss Bellerin. Let’s pray Debuchy can find some form because he’s been diabolical this season whenever he’s played.

We still have a lengthy injury list to contend with but the Telegraph claim that Oxlade-Chamberlain is due to return to full training tomorrow after recovering from the hamstring injury he picked up against Sheffield Wednesday last week.

There’s no chance he’ll be in contention to face Spurs but it’s a good sign he’s back in training so soon as he should be fit and ready to go after the international break.

The newspaper also revealed that Rosicky has been given the go-ahead to resume training next week after the midfielder was given the all clear to step up his recovery from knee surgery.

The 35-year-old hasn’t featured yet this season but the Czech international saw a specialist in Munich on Tuesday and has been given the green light to return to training.

It’s still going to be a long road for him to get back to full fitness but it’s another player who’s closing in on making his comeback. Slowly but surely we’ll get our squad back together.

Hopefully we can beat Tottenham on Sunday and then we should have Bellerin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arteta and possibly Ramsey back after the international break.


  1. abubakar s koroma

    November 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    we are looking forward to speeding recovery i hope we most make some attactment in the new season to help us maintain our standing

  2. ogban

    November 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    My biggest fears were for the Swansea and Tottenham games. We have scaled the first hurdle. If we scale the Spuds with three points and no fresh injuries, we should be fine going into the international break and hopefully come back to keep the push on.
    I never gave us any chance in Munich. In fact I thought we did the job that gave us a massive chance two weeks earlier at the Emirates.
    Let’s put the spuds in their proper place. COYG!

  3. Alhaji Osman Kabia

    November 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

    We must keep going to win the title

  4. Fabson

    November 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Althings been equal, we need only but 3 point aganst Tot crash, if we sucided by geten de point, means our problem has ended. some of our injury players ill b back after intantnl frdly.

  5. Simon

    November 7, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Me personaly i ve no worry about the spurs game only we need to do is to give trust to these boys.arsene i ve trust in you.

  6. Ssejjengo Phillip

    November 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    If Debuchy can put a good performance on Sunday, then , Spurs won’t be a threat!

  7. KABIRU OZIL 07031844661

    November 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    arsenal need to buy matured and talented players not relaying on single player. in any of our position if the player got injury there is no equivelant replacement for the player. we need more signing. rip ozil

  8. Kule nason

    November 8, 2015 at 6:10 am

    We must have the heart, this spurs game is a must win. All players will be back after the in national break and that will be a big boost 4 us. We must end the drought this season

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