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Report: Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla to miss Olympiakos Champions League tie

Sanchez will reportedly miss three weeks while Arsene Wenger awaits results from scans of Cazorla's knee.

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According to the Mirror, the injury to Alexis Sanchez was as feared, and that's not all we'll be missing at midweek:

Chilean forward Sanchez is facing a three week lay-off with the hamstring injury which saw him limp off at Norwich on Sunday.

Not good. In all, Arsenal are looking at a Sunday clash at home against Sunderland missing out on eight first team players with the final Champions League Group F game against Olympiakos looming, Dec. 9.

The report goes on to update a couple others' injury statuses:

  • Santi Cazorla's knee scans aren't back, but the worry is that it's ligament or nerve damage.
  • Laurent Koscielny should return mid-week. Arsenal escaped on this one.
  • Mikel Arteta is two weeks out with his calf injury.
  • Kieran Gibbs could return this weekend.
  • Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are looking at Christmas closing out the injury timetable.
  • Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck and Francis Coquelin will take into 2016 to return.
Hooray! Lots of bad news there, but there is at least the one positive that Koscielny's injury doesn't appear to be at all serious. With most of the rest of the team injured, it's nice to at least have a little bit of good news.