Ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth on Sunday to face the Cherries, their medical team has provided an update on some of the injured names.
Both Stephan Lichtsteiner and Nacho Monreal have had issues with their right hamstring, with the former being assessed ahead of the game and the latter expected to return to full training in two weeks.
French defender Laurent Koscielny, who hasn’t featured for the North London giants since May, is being integrated into full training following his achilles injury, and Dinos Mavropanos is expected to return to full training in November. However, England international Danny Welbeck is obviously still sidelined and recovering after his ankle surgery.
Ahead of #BOUARS, get the latest updates from our medical team on:
▪️ Nacho Monreal
▪️ Stephan Lichtsteiner
▪️ Laurent Koscielny
▪️ Dinos Mavropanos
▪️ Danny Welbeck
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 23, 2018
Unsurprisingly, this recent injury update has stimulated quite a reaction from plenty of Arsenal supporters on Twitter, with multiple fans fuming that timelines for return dates keep getting pushed back…
Why has nacho taken so long, he was ment to be back in training a month ago
— Theo (@theosikuade) November 23, 2018
It was November for Dinos and now it's December. Is our medical team being incompetent again?
— White Zetsu (@morse_tips) November 23, 2018
Koscielny is still being integrated since September, November is almost gone.
— King TimBIG (@TundeGbedo) November 23, 2018
MavroThanos now out till Dec instead of Nov ?#MedicalTeamOUT
— KittoO (@IamKitto0) November 23, 2018
A couple of fans are missing their left-back Monreal, especially given Sead Kolasinac hasn’t fared particularly well as deputy…
— Stephen (@TILIKI_OS) November 23, 2018
I really miss monreal
— femi wisdom (@femiwisdom1) November 23, 2018
Yet one fan believes Monreal’s absence means it is time to shine for Kolasinac…
— Aditya (@Aditya_UG) November 23, 2018
Arsenal fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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