Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal have no new injuries ahead of Manchester City’s visit to the Emirates, however, he also reasserted that none of the seven players currently sidelined will be available either.
Nacho Monreal (foot), Laurent Koscielny (calf), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Mesut Ozil (hamstring) are all continuing their recovery with a view to playing in April, Jack Wilshere is stepping up his rehabiliation from the fractured bone in his foot while Abou Diaby (ACL) is hoping he could still play a part for the Gunners before the end of May. Theo Walcott, won’t be seen until next year as he recovers from his knee ligament injury.
Speaking to Arsenal.com about the fitness of his squad Wenger remarked, “Compared to Tuesday night, we have no new injuries and no-one coming back as well.
“Monreal should be the first one back in training because he is just starting to run in the next few days. After him, Ramsey is progressing well but we need to be patient for a few more weeks.”
There’s little option to rotate at the moment meaning the boss will have to hope his shattered-looking players are over Tuesday’s disappointment by the time we kick-off at 5.30pm on Saturday.