More injury woe for Rosicky
More injury woe for Rosicky

Arsene Wenger provided an update on Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck this morning.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Bournemouth on Sunday, Wenger revealed that Rosicky has been ruled out for up to three months because of a thigh problem.

Rosicky suffered the injury within minutes of making his first Gunners’ appearance for seven months as a substitute against Burnley on Saturday.

Asked if Rosicky had played his last game for Arsenal, Wenger said: “I hope not but the injury is quite a serious one.”

“The only thing we know is that it’s a bad muscular injury that will keep him out for a long time, he added. The good news is that he will apparently not need surgery as it is a partial rupture of his tendon but how long it takes, [whether] it is two months or three months, we don’t know. We are all shocked and he is the most shocked and we have to patient and hope that it is not his last game.”

Meanwhile, Wenger has confirmed striker Danny Welbeck will make his return to action for the Arsenal under-21s at lunchtime today against Brighton.

Welbeck hasn’t played since April 2015 after injuring himself in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

“He is playing today with the under-21s, for one half at least, Wenger said. I believe that he needs to play two or three games before thinking about coming back into the first team. We can organise games internally without being official games and I think in the next three weeks he should be available. He has not played for 10 months so we need to be patient with him. He has good basic fitness but after it is competitive decision-making and he needs to get used to that again. We are a bit relieved because with such an injury, you never know how a player will come back. But he looks promising in training.”