In is weekly press conference Arsene Wenger said that the Arsenal players came back from international duty on relatively good shape, despite some initial concerns about injuries.
The only Arsenal player who got injured during the international break was Tomas Rosicky who picked up a thigh injury against Italy on Tuesday. He will miss Saturday’s game against Sunderland.
It was better news for Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott as they came back from England‘s trip to the Ukraine healthy. So Walcott has seemingly recovered from that horrific tackle to his ankle out. Aaron Ramsey landed on his shoulder heavily while playing for Wales, but he apparently has recovered also,
With Rosicky the only regular missing then, that means that Giroud is fit, despite reports early in the week that he was injured.
Mesut Ozil is also fit and healthy and will be in the squad against Sunderland. With Rosicky out, will Ozil start? And if he does, where will be play?
On the long-term injury front, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Abou Diaby remain out while Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta are edging closer to their respective returns.