Walcott and Denilson back for Bolton clash

No sooner do we receive good news about Theo Walcott and Denilson coming back into contention than it is tempered by reports that Samir Nasri and Aaron Ramsey are crocked.
And this morning’s papers carry the story, with the Daily Mail telling us that AW has received mixed injury news for Wednesday night’s visit by Bolton, which could see us overtake Chelsea at the top of the table.
Walcott is available after being out for a month with a side strain, while Denilson is also back following a rib problem.
But Nasri and Ramsey are out for three weeks after suffering hamstring and thigh injuries in the build-up to Sunday’s 2-0 win at the Reebok.
And the papers adds that Fran Merida, who scored his first League goal after coming off the bench at Bolton, is also missing with a swollen ankle. But AW can call on Nicklas Bendtner soon and he could be about for the trip to Aston Villa a week tomorrow.
he Mirror carries AW quotes on the situation: “They are available for Wednesday night. It is a big boost to have them back of course because they were out for a while and it gives us some fresh players as well and it’s very good. Walcott was unlucky with some small niggling injuries and now it is good to have him back.
“Samir Nasri and Ramsey are both out for 21 days. Let’s say we can have a good surprise with both because they are usually quick recovering players but our common sense tells us 21 days.
“Nicklas Bendtner should be back for the Villa game. He should be available from next week onwards. Maybe not completely ready for Stoke in FA Cup fourth round on Sunday but after that he should be able to be in the squad.”
Meanwhile the Sun have caught up with Cesc Fabregas ahead of the vital game against Bolton. He said: “I’m sure other teams will think the same as us, that they can win the league, but there will be no team that wants it more, that’s for sure.
“Let’s not get carried away. There are many, many games where you can lose or win points. So we have to go game by game, that is what we have done until now and we must carry on like that – then we will see what happens at the end. I will never be happy as an individual because you can always do better. But I’m happy with the team.
Finally, a bit of transfer speculation with the Telegraph claiming Racing Santander’s exciting young forward Sergio Canales is reportedly an AW target. Gelo Canales, the player’s father and agent, is said to have met with Arsenal bods to discuss the details of a possible move to the Premier League.
Real Madrid have also expressed an interest, but Gelo Canales said: “I won’t discount any option. My son will go to a club where he will play plenty of football. That’s what interests us.”

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