Following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Fiorentina on Thursday evening, Tim Stillman had the opportunity to quiz Gunners boss Joe Montemurro on some injury news.
On Louise Quinn’s calf problem…
Louise just felt something in her calf in the warm-up before the London City Lionesses game and we’ve just erred on the side of caution. She had a scan and it’s just a little strain that we felt it was better not to put at risk. She’ll still go away with Ireland and will probably play in their game next week.
On Katrine Veje’s foot injury…
With Katrine we’re just being a bit cautious. What we mean by that is that she has had this niggly foot injury for a while which just hasn’t quite 100% recovered. Every time she’s come back she’s felt it again so we think with the squad we’ve got, we can afford to give her some time out to get the proper recovery that she needs to get it right. Kat and Louise should be back after the international break.
On on-loan goalkeeper Fran Stenson (who was at the game on Thursday evening and had been pictured training with Arsenal last week)…
She’s been unwell recently, but in any case, she trains the first half of the week with us in London and then she goes up to Blackburn for the second half of the week. But she’s been ill, so she’s been back with us for a bit getting right again. She should be right this week and playing for Blackburn after this week.
It’s nice to get these updates on the injury front. Scandinavian wingbacks & foot injuries suffered on international duty had me thinking about Jess Samuelson. Hopefully Kat Veje is back when Joe predicts. We know about Dan C’s unfortunate de ja vu situation so that just leaves news on Tabea Kemme.
I’d also like to know if we will ever get to see Tabea as I fear she is well into her 2 year stint and only managed a few minutes so far. Things are eerily quiet on that front!
Thanks, Tim. The news on Katrina Veje is a bit worrying, though.
I think she could play if they really needed her to, but they just want her to shake this off. It’s an injury she picked up in the Conti Cup Final that has never entirely gone away.