Just when it looked as though Arsenal’s injury woes couldn’t get any worse it would appear that Arsene Wenger is poised to have a fresh selection headache, virtue of Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky.
The veteran star has confirmed that he picked up a complaint during international duty with the Czech Republic, and will undergo further tests on his return to the Emirates camp. At the moment Wenger is without a number of his first-team stars, with German playmaker Mesut Ozil the latest to fall foul of a lengthy injury.
The news that Rosicky could be suffering from a problem won’t rock the ship too much, but it does leave the Gunners with a problem regarding their depth.
Ozil to Man City
That’s not the only piece of news which focuses on Ozil however, as the 25-year-old has been hotly linked to make a shock switch to Manchester City, following a string of sub-par performances.
The Citizens are well known for their affluent spending in transfer windows, and could offer Ozil a way out if his situation in north London deteriorates further.
Gnabry and Walcott returns
In slightly more positive news the exciting duo of Serge Gnabry and Theo Walcott appear to have returned to full training following spells on the sidelines.
Though neither is yet ready to return to the first-team fold for competitive matches it’s said that Walcott could feature close to the end of October, having responded well to treatment on a potentially career-threatening injury picked up against Tottenham in January.
Podolski and Campbell
Lastly we turn our attentions to two players who could be leaving Arsenal’s squad in the winter transfer window, with Inter Milan said to be poised to move for Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell.
Neither man has been afforded much game-time this term, despite both travelling to the World Cup in the summer, and Wenger could dispense of their services if it means he’s given more funds with which to complete his own transfers.
Podolski has recently admitted that he is unsettled in north London given the lack of opportunities he's had with the first-team this year, and a return to the Bundesliga looks most likely on the cards for him.
In Campbell's case the Costa Rican forward has been given little chance to impress, regardless of his great form over the past 12 months, and so fans may disagree with his sale.