Ox back, Koscielny out for Arsenal’s next game

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will return for Arsenal’s next Premier League game away to Stoke on Sunday (1.30pm) after the player recovered from an ankle injury which caused him to miss The Gunner’s Premier League opener at The Emirates against Sunderland.

Laurent Koscielny, who also missed Arsenal’s opening match will not, however, be fit to return as the player is still struggling with a calf injury which he suffered prior to the season starting.

About Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger said

He should be back in the training group from Friday. He has not practiced with the team yet. But he should be in the squad for Stoke.

About Koscielny Wenger said

He will not be back. But he should definitely be back next week. So he should play in the game after Stoke.

Fabianski is reported to be ‘ok’ after suffer a problem caused by inflammation in his back while Arsenal will still be without Sagna who continues his recovery from a broken leg and Jack Wilshere who is aiming to return to fitness after a long-term ankle problem. Emmanuel Frimpong is also returning to fitness as he recovers from a knee injury.

There is also a slight doubt over goalkeeper’s Szczesny’s fitness ahead of what will be a tough match for Arsenal away to Stoke.

Arsenal currently top the Premier League Injury League which can be viewed here.

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