Wenger gives injury updates on Sanchez, Mustafi, Welbeck, Kolasinac and Ozil

Wenger gives injury updates on Sanchez, Mustafi, Welbeck, Kolasinac and Ozil

Arsene Wenger has been dealt a huge blow after losing Mustafi until the end of November after he pulled up while on global duty with Germany.

Nevertheless, Arsene Wenger is ready to call upon the Frenchman for this weekend's visit to Watford with Mustafi certain to miss out.

Arsenal could be without seven first-team players for their clash against Watford on Saturday (14 October), which could derail their current unbeaten run in the Premier League.

It means Mustafi isn't expected to be available before the November worldwide break and will therefore miss Arsenal's next seven games including Premier League fixtures against Watford, Everton, Swansea and Manchester City.

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.

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Wenger said that the midfielder will get more games soon, and does not have to leave Arsenal to be in contention for England.

Chelsea and Arsenal have the chance to demonstrate their Premier League title aspirations when domestic football returns after a two-week break this weekend. Sanchez won't be back with us until tomorrow.

"Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow", Wenger added. "If he has no pain on his Achilles then he will play". We will check him today.

But Watford are yet to win any of their four home games in any competition this season, while Arsenal - 7/10 (1.70) to win the match outright - have won four on the spin ahead of their Saturday teatime trip to Vicarage Road, where they won 3-1 last season.

"I will have to speak to him", Wenger said.

Alexis Sanchez will be assessed when he returns from global duty after he received "special treatment" following Chile's 3-0 defeat to Brazil.

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