Ozil, Bellerin, Xhaka: Arsenal Injury News And Expected Return Dates Ahead of Liverpool Clash

Arsenal now have two wins from their two opening Premier League encounters.

A 2-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday means that the Gunners have picked up the maximum possible points so far this season.

Both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were on the scoresheet against the Clarets and they are showing the form that they will need should Arsenal reach their aim and get themselves back into the top four positions at the end of the campaign.

New arrival Dani Ceballos was influential in picking up the second win of the season against Burnley, but there were still some big players missing from Unai Emery’s squad due to injury and illness.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil missed the game against Burnley after being ill in the week leading up to the match.

The German has been back in full training with his teammates following security concerns that caused him to miss the season opener vs Newcastle and he should be available for selection for the trip to Anfield on Saturday.

Hector Bellerin is continuing his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, although he won’t be available anytime soon, with the Spaniard hoping to return to first team training sometime in October.

Granit Xhaka was deemed not fit enough to make the matchday squad for the Burnley match after training separately with the club’s fitness coaches.

He sustained bruising on his lower back and leg but could make a return for upcoming match vs Liverpool.


Long term absentee Rob Holding has been back in training with the club’s U23s as part of his rehabilitation from a knee injury, but it could be a few weeks until the player is ready to make his comeback.

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