After the first couple of post-lockdown games, Arsenal’s injury situation was so dire it looked like we might end the season fielding Freddie Ljungberg and Mikel Arteta in midfield.
Thankfully, things have died down on that front. Ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Leicester, Mesut Ozil remains the only player (who could play again this season) who is a doubt due to an injury.
While Matteo Guendouzi nurses a bruised ego, the German continues to contend with a sore back and tomorrow’s clash with Brendan Rodgers’ side will likely come too soon.
Our long-term absentees remain exactly that. Pablo Mari is out until October with an ankle sprain, while Gabriel Martinelli, Bernd Leno and Calum Chambers are nursing knee problems of varying seriousness.
Our German keeper is the closest to a return but even if he gets back into full training, estimated for four weeks time, the campaign will be done.