Arsene Wenger has been giving a full injury round-up as the Arsenal squad prepares for the final pre-season game against Benfica, and it seems that Laurent Koscielny has been added to the list of missing players.
“Walcott is back in training but he is not ready just yet,” Wenger said. “Wilshere is injured on his ankle and it is very difficult to set a concrete deadline on his comeback.
“Nasri has a muscular problem. Cesc is just coming back from injury and he is not ready to play in the game. Diaby is out and Koscielny has a small muscular problem.
“Bendtner and Eboue are not in the squad because they might be going out of the Club.
“Koscielny and Nasri might be back for the start of the season. I don’t think Fabregas will be ready to start the season because he has been out for a long time and has had no games. Walcott might be back and, as for Wilshere, it is very difficult to say.”
I hope Wenger brings in a couple of strong players that never get injured, as this year seems to be starting the same as every year, with an injury list that usually gets much longer very quickly….