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Boost! Shock as injured midfielder returns to Arsenal training

Star playmaker Alxies Sanchez helped Arsenal beat Burnley with the last kick of the game at the weekend and the North Londoners are now second in the Premier League table, 8 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Next up, the Gunners will face Southampton in the FA Cup away from home. Not to forget, the Saints eliminated Arsenal from the EFL Cup earlier in the season. Their next game in the Premier League is against Watford.

As far as the team news is concerned, four players are out injured for Arsene Wenger at the moment.

However, stars like Theo Walcott and team captain Per Mertesacker are expected to be fit when the club faces the Hornets on 31st January (PhysioRoom).

The 27-year-old England international was in top form before his injury. In 20 games (all competitions) Theo netted 11 goals and provided 3 assists. He has missed the last 5 PL games due to a calf strain and his return will be a massive boost for Wenger.

On the other hand, Mertesacker has been unfit since the start of the season and his return will strengthen Arsenal’s back line.

He will most likely be utilized as a sub because the likes of Koscielny and Mustafi have formed a solid central defensive partnership.

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