Wenger gives injury updates on Sanchez, Mustafi, Welbeck, Kolasinac and Ozil

Mustafi was ruled out for the match against Watford with a hamstring injury

The Gunners are unbeaten since their loss to Liverpool at the end of August, but going into the game against the Hornets, they could be without two of their key defenders in Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.

The 25-year-old defender's injury is still being assessed and the true extent is likely to be revealed during Arsene Wenger's pre-match press conference on Thursday (12 October).

Wenger will make a late check on Alexis Sanchez who isn't due to return until Thursday after he was involved in Chile's defeat against Brazil which saw the reigning Copa America holders fail to qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

GETTYArsene Wenger's Arsenal take on Watford on Saturday afternoon (5.30pm) Kolasinac is a minor problem, a hip problem. Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, Laurent Koscielny and others are all either doubts for Saturday's game or have already been ruled out.

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Our lack of defensive experience could well pose as a problem however, with Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac and Mo Elneny our only available stars for the three central roles and left-sided wing-back role.

"I haven't seen everybody because some players are coming back today, some even tomorrow like Alexis Sanchez", Wenger said on Thursday, when questioned about injuries picked up during the global break.

"Koscielny will have a test tomorrow", Wenger added. "He trained on his own and the signs were positive so we will test him on Friday".

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