After the second round of matches in the Premier League, here are the details on any injuries which were picked up over the weekend and the state of play for players still out (see below text for graphic indicating injuries reported vs actual number of matches missed through injury as well as which injuries are causing the most problems so far this season):
Arsenal travelled to Stoke after learning that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would not be fit to start after suffering a rib injury during the week and with Lukasz Fabianski not fully recovered from his injury giving Arsene Wenger a headache in that position. As they returned to the Emirates after drawing 0-0 in this Premier League match they reported no new injury concerns which will come as a relief to Wenger given the Arsenal injury record of recent years.
Current injuries: Laurent Koscielny (calf), Tomas Rosicky (calf), Bacary Sagna (broken leg), Emmanuel Frimpong (knee), Jack Wilshere (ankle/foot), Wojciech Szczesny (rib)
Aston Villa’s first match at home in this Premier League season saw them lose 3-1 to Everton and do so without a number of first team regulars. No Aston Villa players returned from the previous week but the good news is that they did not suffer any further injuries during this match at Villa Park in what was also manager Paul Lambert’s first home game in charge of Villa.