Ozil, Smith Rowe and Lacazette – Latest Arsenal injury news and expected return dates

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Arsenal are back in action next Monday night when they face Manchester United in the Premier League.

That game follows up from a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest – a result which has set up a Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool next month.

As well as progression, the win at the Emirates Stadium was notable for a number of first-team players return to action after lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney were two of those stars who started against the Championship side, while Hector Bellerin made an appearance in the second half with 15 minutes left.

It means that Unai Emery now has a much fuller squad to choose from and will be boosted by the returns of some more key players in the coming weeks.

Here’s the latest Arsenal injury news from London Colney.

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow, as the club have confirmed that the striker will be out of action until at least October with an ankle injury.

A statement via the club’s official website read: “After assessments to an ongoing ankle issue, we have advised that Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness.

“Alex has been playing through this injury for several weeks. He is likely to be back in action in October.”

On the announcement of the injury, the Frenchman has posted a message to fans on social media.

“Already started my rehab and looking to the future.. Thanks everyone for your messages!!” He wrote.

In their latest injury update, the Gunners confirmed that the striker is now undergoing his rehabilitation and is on track to be back fit next month.

Sead Kolasinac

The full-back limped off the pitch with just ten minutes to play against Eintracht Frankfurt of Thursday evening, being replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

However, Arsenal boss Unai Emery played down the injury in his post match press conference.

“He played Sunday, tonight, and he can feel some small problem but I think it’s not serious,” said the Gunners’ manager.

The player himself has also posted a message on social media about the game, but with no mention of the injury.

Konstantinos Mavropanos

Has struggled with injuries during his brief spell at Arsenal.

A groin strain kept the Greek defender out for much of the 2018/19 season and while he returned towards the end of the campaign, a further groin injury hampered his progress further during pre-season.

However, in an injury boost to Arsenal the 21-year-old played 67 minutes of the Premier League 2 match against Leicester City on Saturday, a game in which the Gunners won 2-1.

Mavropanos also continued his rehabilitation by playing the full 90 minutes of last Friday night’s development team game against Wolves, and his shirt was hanging up in the dressing room against Nottingham Forest.

Emile Smith Rowe

The attacking midfielder started the game against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup but was taken off after a clash of heads.

Sources close to the player have confirmed to football.london that Smith Rowe suffered a concussion and no damage to his head. Having been assessed by the club’s medical staff he was driven home.

Speakung afterthe game, Unai Emery said: “He received a knock to his head. It was for precaution we changed him. It’s not a serious problem.”

Asked if it’s a concussion, Emery said: “It’s one knock in his head.”

Mesut Ozil was the other player replaced on Tuesday night, but no injury has been reported and he should be available for the game at Old Trafford.

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