Arsenal in weird injury situation ahead of Tottenham showdown

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Arsenal head into their six-pointer against Spurs on Sunday without a single player injured or suspended in a sure sign the world could be about to end.

Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon – Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka applauds the fans after the Carabao Cup third-round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

Yes. You read that right.

Even Mohamed Elneny’s hamstring has recovered in time to give Mikel Arteta a full squad to pick from, along with an empty excuse book to fall back on.

I’m trying to think of the last time Arsenal had a ‘three week’ injury that turned into a three month one, but I can’t.

It used to be standard practice for us all to laugh when the club said a player would be out for three weeks because we knew that was most likely nonsense and they’d not be seen again until the other side of Christmas.

Since Arsene Wenger’s team left, however, we have actually been receiving quite accurate assessments of injuries, although Unai Emery’s regime were freer with information than this current lot are.

As for Spurs, in typical Tottenham fashion, they welcome back a forward just in time of their game against us.

This time, however, it isn’t Harry Kane, who was already fit, but Lucas Moura, who missed Spurs’ defeat to Chelsea after picking up a knock in their Europa Conference League 1-1 draw with Rennes.

“It’s important to have all the options that we can have,” Spurs Head Coach (their capitals), Nuno Espirito Santo told Spurs TV.

“It gives you so many solutions that we need and it’s so good to have Lucas back.”

The only players Spurs will be without are Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon.

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