The Gunners goalkeeper believes the number of long-term injuries has seriously hampered the club's title challenge.
The former Swansea star was just recovering from a serious ankle injury.
Adam Le Fondre played on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers from Cardiff City this season.
Two wins in 10 games not enough to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.
Sunderland confirmed their safety by beating Everton yesterday evening.
The Scot has been linked with Celtic since stepping down at Ewood Park.
Roberto Martinez is no longer the Everton manager.
Charlie Austin was linked with a move to Newcastle United before he joined Southampton from Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window.
McCoist says he was impressed with ex Celtic forward Hooper while Rangers boss.
The Dutchman is the current bookies' favourite to succeed Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.