Soccer NewsFriday 13th October 2017

(Photos) Arsenal injury boosts, key quintet back training ahead of Watford clash

(Photos) Arsenal injury boosts, key quintet back training ahead of Watford clash

Arsenal face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening, and Arsene Wenger has been handed several bits of positive injury news ahead of the encounter.

The Gunners are on an impressive run of form as they’re unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, winning six and holding Chelsea to a draw at Stamford Bridge last month.

In turn, they’ve moved up into joint-fourth place in the Premier League table, and they’ll hope that the international break hasn’t broken their momentum.

It looks as though Wenger’s in line to receive some good news on the injury front too as Sead Kolasinac, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Danny Welbeck were all pictured in training, as seen in the tweet below, while Francis Coquelin was said to also have featured as they recover from various ailments.

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Ozil was left out of the Germany squad last week due to inflammation in his knee, Koscielny has continued to struggle with a long-standing Achilles problem, while Kolasinac was forced off at half-time in Bosnia’s meeting with Estonia on Tuesday.

As for Welbeck, he has recovered from a groin injury, while Coquelin has been ruled out since last month with a hamstring problem.

While they may not all be available for selection this weekend, and may even find themselves in a battle to get back into the starting line-up, the fact that Wenger will have close to a fully-fit squad at his disposal will be a major boost for Arsenal.

With Premier League, Europa League and League Cup games coming thick and fast over the next month or so, they’ll need quality and depth across the squad, and welcoming this quintet back into the fold having shaken off various injury issues will undoubtedly be a welcome sight for Wenger and his men.

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