Laurent Koscielny to Return from Achilles Injury for Arsenal vs

Laurent Koscielny to Return from Achilles Injury for Arsenal vs

Mustafi's injury adds to Arsenal's injury woes as they face a defensive crisis for Saturday's trip to Watford with Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac also doubts for the game.

Watford meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from their heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Man City in their last Premier League fixture.

The German suffered a hamstring injury in his country's victory over Azerbaijan and will now be sidelined for around four to six weeks.

Nacho Monreal is expected to be available, but Laurent Koscielny has been nursing a troublesome Achilles which flared up before the global break, while Calum Chambers is recovering from a groin problem.

Kolasinac only managed one half while in action for Bosnia-Herzegovina against Belgium due to a hip injury, while Koscielny is set for a late fitness test on an Achilles injury. Sanchez won't be back with us until tomorrow.

'Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow but at the moment he is not available.


"Watford are a strong side, well balanced and a tough opposition for everybody".

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes he has never been fitter as he attempts to convince manager Arsene Wenger he is worthy of a Premier League return.

"He didn't play in their first game and we lost him in the second - we have to cope with that now".

'I didn't expect him to play and Germany had already qualified.

While Wenger has concerns at the back, he is at least boosted by the return to fitness of Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil who are both in his squad for Saturday's game. "I am more concerned that yesterday afternoon I watched the whole game Brazil against Chile to see how hard the game was and I must say he got some special treatment in this game".

Wenger said: "Kolasinac is a minor problem, a hip problem".

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