Wenger gives injury updates on Koscielny, Ox, while Ozil status unclear

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update after the 1-1 draw with Leicester.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given an injury update on several key players after the club's draw with Leicester City.

And there is good news regarding key defender Laurent Koscielny who was withdrawn early in the first half.

Wenger told Arsenal.com: "He asked to come off. He continued to bleed a little bit and didn't feel comfortable moving. He was not concussed, he was open on the top of his head. He didn't feel comfortable to head the ball after that. In one week he should be alright."

With the Gunners not having a fixture until September 13 due to the international break, Koscielny's absence will not likely impact the club further, but it could mean he does not meet up with France.

Meanwhile there were questions over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil, and while Wenger was optimistic on the Englishman he offered no specific update on Ozil.

"It doesn't look too bad but I don't know more. We had Ozil with an ankle and Oxlade-Chamberlain with a calf."

Both players could be unlikely to make their respective international fixtures with England and Germany, while Arsenal will assess them further over the next 24 hours.

If either do turn out to be out for a number of weeks it will be a tough blow, but one which could be mitigated in part by Theo Walcott's impending return, with the Englishman expected to be available to be back in the squad for their clash against Manchester City on the 13th, according to Wenger's previous prognosis. 

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