Arsenal must plan without key stars against Sunderland
Published 04/12/2015 | 12:21
Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla for Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Sunderland.
The pair were both injured in last weekend's draw at Norwich with a hamstring injury sidelining Sanchez and Cazorla facing up to four months out with a knee problem.
Laurent Koscielny was also forced off with a hip complaint but is in contention to return against the Black Cats, as is Theo Walcott who has overcome a calf problem. Jack Wilshere (leg), Mikel Arteta and Kieran Gibbs (both calf), Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky (all knee) are all expected to miss out.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Monreal, Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Flamini, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.