Arsenal's 10 first team injuries - Latest updates and expected returns

Jack Wilshere Press Conference - 18/02/2014

Arsenal have 10 first team players out injured. Who is out and when are they due back?

Arsenal hoped this year may be different, but their notorious poor fortune with injuries has continued.

Here is a run down of who is out, and when they may be back:

Mesut Ozil

Record signing Mesut Ozil is on schedule in his knee injury rehab, but Arsenal still won't see him any time soon. The German international is not expected back until January.

Theo Walcott

There is a little uncertainty over Walcott's condition. He returned from his long-term knee injury last month, but has missed the last two games. Arsene Wenger has simply said he is unavailable, and it's expected there is only a minor setback and the club are taking caution.

Danny Welbeck

Potentially there is good news on Welbeck. The Arsenal striker missed out against Borussia Dortmund with a minor knee problem, but he is expected to return to action this weekend against West Brom.

Mikel Arteta

Arteta sustained a calf injury against Dortmund, and Arsene Wenger did not sound positive. He said Arteta will be out 'a while'. Realistically he stands to miss 3-4 weeks, and will be touch and go for the trip to Liverpool on December 21.

Yaya Sanogo

Sanogo left the pitch after 80 minutes against Dortmund clutching his hamstring. As yet the scale of the problem is unclear, the best case scenario is he returns within a fortnight, in the worst case he will be out for six weeks.

Jack Wilshere

England international Jack Wilshere suffered terrible news yesterday, when it was confirmed he requires ankle surgery. He will be out for three months, devastating news for the midfielder after the superb run of form he was in.

Mathieu Debuchy

Right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been out since early September with an ankle injury, and is well into his recovery schedule. He is projected to return in the middle of December, and could be back for the trip to Anfield, and following festive fixtures.

David Ospina

Goalkeeper David Ospina came in against Manchester United off the bench, but aggravated a hip injury. The Colombian international missed a potential chance to play against Dortmund as a result, and will not be fit for another fortnight.

Wojciech Szczesny

The Dortmund game just came too soon for Polish international Wojciech Szczesny after sustaining an impact injury against United. Having had time to recuperate, he is expected to be fit to face West Brom.

Abou Diaby

Long-term absentee would be in the mix for selection if he was healthy, but he can't maintain his fitness. There is no expectation he will be ready any time soon to feature for the first team in the Premier League.

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