Report: Three injured Arsenal stars could return this weekend, but bad news over Cazorla

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Arsenal could get a timely boost this weekend.

Arsenal hope to welcome three injured players back to action this weekend, report The Mail.

Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott, and Kieran Gibbs are all progressing well in their respective recoveries, and are expected to feature against Sunderland.

Of the trio, Walcott is touted for a bench role, with a key match against Olympiakos next week to consider.

After coming in for huge criticism after playing Alexis Sanchez, and seeing him get inured last weekend, manager Arsene Wenger could well decide to be cautious regarding Walcott.

Aaron Ramsey returned to action a fortnight ago, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench against Norwich, so there is some good news around at the Gunners.

The bad news concerns Santi Cazorla, who The Mail report has 'damaged ligaments in his knee'. The report is unable to clarify how long he will be out for.

The Times reported 24 hours earlier that Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez will both be out for the Olympiakos fixture next week, and likely longer.

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