Arsene Wenger’s list of injury concerns was added to yesterday evening after two of his players picked up knocks on international duty, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners are already missing a number of first team players, and now could also be without both Tomas Rosicky and Theo Walcott for Saturday’s trip to Sunderland.
Rosicky suffered a suspected thigh strain whilst with the Czech Republic, while Walcott was treated by England medical staff following a challenge 62 minutes in to last night’s 0-0 draw with Ukraine, though he did manage to continue playing for the majority of the game before eventually being replaced by Tom Cleverley.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star also understands that the club have been linked with a move for CSKA Moscow’s Keisuke Honda.
Liverpool and Everton are also said to be interested in the Japan international, who has admitted that he will not be signing a new deal to remain in Russia.
Meanwhile, Ciprian Marica’s agent has revealed that the forward is closing in on a move to the Emirates, according to the Metro.
West Ham United were also said to be interested in the 27 year old, though they have now completed the signing of Mladen Petric, suggesting their pursuit of Marica may be over.