Accident and emergency - Arsenal injury updates

Arsene Wenger has revealed that both Santi Cazorla and Yaya Sanogo could return to action just after the international break.

Cazorla has been out with an ankle problem picked up while on international duty with Spain while Sanogo picked up a back problem while with the French under-21 side.

Wenger told the official site

He [Cazorla] is not in contention [for West Brom]. But he could be not far after the international break.

He [Sanogo] is on a good way after his back problem. He will be the same, after the international break.

As we covered earlier this morning, according to a number of media reports, Bacary Sagna will now face around two weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury he picked up against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Wenger said

The only uncertainty we have could be Bacary Sagna who had a little hamstring problem. He has a scan today [Thursday] and from then on we will assess his situation. Everybody else came out of the Napoli game without a major problem so they should all be available.

However, speaking at today’s press conference, Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that Sagna will miss around three weeks with his hamstring injury.

Abou Diaby is still not expected to return before the end of the year although the Frenchman is recovering well from his knee injury and has been out and about representing Arsenal walking freely.

Theo Walcott has another few weeks of recovery left before he is able to return after undergoing surgery on his abdomen while Lukas Podolski [hamstring] and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain [knee] are still sidelined. The Ox is still around five weeks away from returning while Lukas should hopefully be back before that.

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