Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, Shkodran Mustafi – Injured Arsenal stars & expected return dates

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Arsenal news includes a look at the current situation in the treatment room at Arsenal

Arsenal’s injury record so far this season has been surprisingly good, considering recent campaigns, but the treatment room has begun to fill up in the past few weeks.

Long term absentee Santi Cazorla has been joined by several of his teammates – including the likes of Calum Chambers, Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi.

But what about goalkeeper David Ospina, who had to miss the midweek win against Norwich in the Carabao Cup. Could any of the current crop of injured players return to face Swansea this weekend?

Below we take a look at the current injury situation at Arsenal and list the players’ expected return dates.

Danny Welbeck

Injury type: Hamstring strain

Out since: Limping off in the second half against Watford on October 14.

Expected return date: Manchester City (a) on November 5.

What Wenger said: “Welbeck has a groin problem, I think it will be two to three weeks before he is back. He will not be back before the international break.”

David Ospina

Injury type: Groin problem

Out since: Watford (a), October 14

Expected return date: Manchester City (a), on November 5.

What Wenger said: “Ospina is not very bad, he has a grade one [groin problem] so it’s just a couple of weeks.”

Santi Cazorla

Injury type: Achilles

Out since: October 2016

Expected return date: January 2018

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