Mesut Ozil created a goal and scored a second as Arsenal sprinted to a 3-0 first half lead and held on to beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road.
Arsene Wenger indicated in his press conference that it would be a last minute decision as to whether Mesut Ozil would be ready to start on Saturday.
With Olivier Giroud still coming back from his summer exertions, it seems likely that Alexis Sanchez will line up as a central forward for the third week in a row at Watford.
Wide attacker Joel Campbell will join Sporting Lisbon on loan for the 2016-17 season according to the club's Twitter feed.
Arsene Wenger has indicated that he may take a gamble on one or all of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal face defending champions Leicester City on Saturday.
Injuries to Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi could see Theo Walcott given a month runway to prove himself again as the starter on the right side of the Arsenal attack.
Alex Iwobi is struggling ahead of this weekends’ trip to face the current Premier League champions – Leicester City – as the King Power Stadium.
Santi Cazorla showed why there is so much excitement about him being a potential starter with two assists in 29 minutes on Sunday.
Theo Walcott looked lively against Liverpool in the opener but with Ozil and Giroud returning, his prospects aren't clear going forward.
The loss to Liverpool in the opener at the Emirates has been further compounded by the news that Arsenal are facing their first injury crisis of the new season after just 90 minutes of play.
Theo Walcott and Arsenal had a polarizing afternoon at the Emirates, squandering an early lead and coming up a goal short in their second-half charge versus Liverpool.
Arsenal will be without Euro2016 finalists Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny as they recover from their summer exertions. Both will miss Week 1 for sure.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be ready for the club's season opener on Sunday.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is facing up-to two months on the side-lines after damaging ankle ligaments during the dying moments of Sunday’s win over Man City.
Arsenal have been plunged into a defensive crisis just one week before the start of the new Premier League campaign after Arsène Wenger revealed Gabriel Paulista will miss the opener against Liverpool.