Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth.
After the game against Southampton, there are no fresh injuries, although Arsene Wenger said Tomas Rosicky would be out for a ‘longer time’.
“His injury is quite a serious one,” said Wenger, revealing a ‘partial rupture’ of tendon. He estimated an absence of two or three months, but refused to rule out the possibility that he’d played his last game for the club.
Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck is due to play an U21 game today as he mounts his comeback from a lengthy injury.
“I believe he needs to play two or three games before he can come back into the first team,” said the manager.
“He hasn’t played for ten months, so we have to be a bit patient with him. He has a good basic fitness, but it’s about competitiveness and decision making.
“We have to be a bit patient with him, he will need two or three games – he could be back in two or three weeks.”