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Injury News: Rosicky doubt, Walcott, Wilshere in

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Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott should both be back, but Tomas Rosicky is a major doubt

WOOH WE'RE NOT INJURED ANYMORE
WOOH WE'RE NOT INJURED ANYMORE
Laurence Griffiths

Arsene Wenger has given an injury update ahead of Arsenal's match versus Norwich on Saturday, and like most Arsenal injury updates, there's some good news and bad news.

On the negative side, Tomas Rosicky will likely not be repeating his two-goal heroics, as he is a 'major doubt' because of 'hamstring irritation'. At this point, Rosicky's hamstrings are probably made out of real, actual ham, like the kind of you get with prosciutto. Anyone who has prosciutto knows that it can be really easy to break off a small piece, so the fact that Rosicky's hamstrings are irritated is no big surprise. Mmmhhhhmmm, prosciutto. Lovely, lovely prosciutto.

In a more positive side, at least we can eat Rosicky's hamstringsJack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are '90%' available for Saturday. Walcott hasn't played since Swansea; Wilshere hasn't played since the North London Derby. Walcott, who hasn't scored since the 31st of January, will probably be on the bench given the scintillating form of Gervinho. I'm as surprised to type those words as you are to read them. Also, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has played really well in recent weeks and hasn't played, so join the queue, Theo.

Jack Wilshere probably will play despite just coming back to fitness, given Arsenal's midfield options are, well, none. Of course, Arsene Wenger could always start with Lukas Podolski on the left or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Wenger has the track record of having Wilshere play whenever he's fit. Again, Oxlade-Chamberlain is probably more deserving of a place given recent form.