Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that striker Olivier Giroud is his only injury concern following the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

The France international appeared from the bench at the Emirates Stadium, but later complained of a hamstring problem, which is troubling his manager.

“The only worry we have is Giroud” Wenger told Sky Sports.

“He looked to touch his hamstring. We have to see how deep the damage is. He told me on his first movement he felt a twinge.”

Despite not starting a Premier League match this season, the 30-year-old has been important to the Gunners, scoring key goals against Sunderland and Manchester United.

During the victory against the Cherries, goalscorer Theo Walcott and defender Mathieu Debuchy were also forced to be withdrawn due to injury but the French manager has eased concerns over the duo.

“Walcott was just a kick,” Wenger added.

“Debuchy thinks it is a severe one, but don’t go too far yet. I have to speak to the medical people.

“We have to let it breathe. Usually he would have an MRI in a couple of days. Debuchy had many setbacks so I imagined something could happen to him when I picked the squad.”

Arsenal currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League, three points behind London rivals Chelsea.

Gunners fans will hope that this is the season that their side can put forward a title challenge, especially as they have gone unbeaten through November for the first time since 2011.



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