Wenger facing major injury headache ahead of Watford clash

Wenger facing major injury headache ahead of Watford clash

Arsenal could be boosted by the return of Laurent Koscielny against Watford.

The Gunners are unbeaten since their loss to Liverpool at the end of August, but going into the game against the Hornets, they could be without two of their key defenders in Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.

If both defenders are unavailable, Wenger will have to turn to back-up options Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding to fill the void, as Calum Chambers also remains sidelined with a hip injury.

Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil are expected to be available for selection following injury; but Alexis Sanchez, Alex Iwobi, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette have all been involved during the global break.

Consequently, manager Arsene Wenger has concerns about how his defence will look for Saturday's Premier League trip to Watford.

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"Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow", Wenger added.

We lost Mustafi for four to six weeks, I don't think he will be available before the next worldwide break. For Arsenal, they face a tricky trip to Watford to face a deceptively risky side who are well-drilled, industrious, and fit under the tutelage of Marco Silva.

"It's always hard. The player I expected to lose the least during the break was Mustafi, because first of all I was not sure if he would play and secondly Germany were already qualified so you didn't expect him to be out injured because the games would be less intense".

"The minor problem we have is with Sead Kolasinac".

"I will decide what I have to do when Koscielny has his test tomorrow". "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".

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