Arsenal injury news: Tomas Rosicky returns but Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy, and Mikel Arteta remain 'two to three weeks away'

The Gunners face Newcastle on Saturday

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Ahead of the match against Newcastle United on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has revealed that Tomas Rosicky is expected to be back in the squad.

The Czech playmaker has missed the club's last three games due to illness.

"We have no new big injuries, we have some knocks, but nothing major," Wenger said on Thursday.

"Mathieu Debuchy is two or three weeks away, [Mikel] Arteta and [Jack] Wilshere as well. Arteta will maybe come back after the [international] break. Tomas Rosicky is hopefully available again for the weekend."

Wilshere is expected to be back early April following ankle surgery, as is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he recovers from a hamstring injury.


Wenger also spoke of his concerns about the fatigue creeping into his squad after their gallant effort in the Champions League at Monaco on Tuesday night.

"West Ham was a very physical game. In the second half of the Monaco game we played some of our players offensively. We paid a little bit for it. It is a concern. We have to see how everyone recovers."