Arsenal’s triple injury blow

Arsenal’s injury list is growing, and the North London outfit will have to do without Theo Walcott, Gervinho and Laurent Koscielny for their Champions League clash against Olympiakos on Wednesday night.

The news was confirmed by club boss Arsene Wenger, who admitted that he hoped the players would be fit in time to take on Spurs in the Premier League on Sunday.

“Koscielny, Gervinho and Walcott are not fit,” he told reporters at a press conference.

“All three have a chance for the weekend. Walcott could make the derby. He has more than a 50-50 chance,” he continued.

England winger Walcott pulled up whilst sprinting for the ball against Bolton at the weekend, and it was initially feared that he had pulled his hamstring.

It has been revealed that he actually has a knee injury, but a scan on Tuesday showed that the injury was not as bad as initially feared.

Gervinho has a muscle strain that will keep him out of the clash with the Greek side, and Koscielny picked up an ankle injury in a tackle with Nigel Reo-Coker against the Trotters.

Arsenal drew their opening Champions League fixture 1-1 with Borussia Dortmund, and will look to get their first win of the campaign at the Emirates.
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