Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey will miss Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final with Watford, but Gabriel and Per Mertesacker, two other casualties from Wednesday’s win over Hull, will be available for selection.
The boss also confirmed that Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin will return to the squad.
“I think we lost Ramsey,” Wenger told his press conference on Friday afternoon. “Gabriel and Mertesacker will be available.”
“[Laurent]Koscielny is not far, will I risk him? I’m not sure. Coquelin is back from suspension. Bellerin is back in the squad and available.”
On whether Gabriel and Mertesacker have been able to train since the trip to the KC Stadium, Wenger continued: “Gabriel no [he hasn’t trained yet]. Mertesacker yes. I don’t think he [Gabriel] lost too much fitness. We’ll see. Honestly, my gut feeling is he’ll join in tomorrow and be completely available.”