Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League clash with Everton.
The Gunners will travel to Goodison Park without Shkodran Mustafi who picked up a hamstring strain in the 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday.
Asked on how long the German international would be out, he said, “I don’t change my mind on what I said on Saturday, 21 days.
“Ramsey is still not ready, also the other players are still out, we have nobody coming back who wasn’t available for Saturday [v Stoke].”
With Mustafi absent, the manager has to make a decision about who will replace him for tomorrow’s game.
“We have Gabriel and we have Holding who can come in for him,” he said, “and I’m confident they can come in for him and do well.
“That’s one of the tests, but we’ve had many tests this season.”
Any mention on Sanchez and his calf/shin/stamp wound?
He’s made of steel, hence no mention.
I must have missed this the other day, but what’s wrong with Ramsey at the moment?
Not much, just unable to be any good at football at the moment.
Too many Ramsey apologists among us fans who cannot stomach that a player who has consistently failed to deliver in the last 3 seasons is the latest pawn in a game of fan dissonance. He had a fantastic Euros and I for one as a supporter of Arsenal and every player who wears our shirt, hoped and still hope that he transferred those Euro performances to the league but for various reasons unbeknown to us all that sadly has not been the case. Do I have faith in him delivering anytime soon? No. Is what Suhail said factually wrong? No,… Read more »
You are absolutely spot on. Sometime people think that when you criticise a player it is personal but in actual fact not. We all want the best for our beloved Arsenal football club. Players will always come and go but us fans remain. The truth is that Ramsey has not been playing up to expectations. Walcot was in that situation last season, he thought about it, worked hard and have been performing better and no one criticises him any more.
The big difference being walcott wasn’t giving any craps. There was a lack of effort and he hid from the ball for big chunks of the game.
Ok, I haven’t posted in a while because I traveled. Nothing much has changed since I’ve been away I can see and opinion is still very much divided on Ramsey’s form this season. Thanks for putting details to what the other guy was trying to say that got him so many negative rating. We obviously need more details to help the fickle minded fans who think they just have to thumb down every negative opinion whether justified or not. Now, having said that, COYG!!!
Not about Ramsey. You should be ready for a heavy dose of thumb-downs once you criticize any player here. Just try saying Sanogo isn’t Arsenal quality and see how many thumb-downs you get.
I hope Ramsey gets fit soon, because he provides an option. However, we can’t deny that he doesn’t really fit the current system. He’s started 6 games this season (the rest from the bench) and from these we’ve only won 2 of them. Granted, this is not just down to Ramsey but there is definitely a pattern.
In summary he’s a good squad player who can provide some drive in the last 25-30 mins of a game, or if we need to rest some legs.
At the moment…so we should wait for that moment when he will eventually come good without being given a chance to regain the fitness and form..glad that Wenger doesn’t give his ears to the fans, or he should have offloaded half of the squad including theo, ox and even ozil ( great player, but lazy and doesnt care at the moment..two seasons ago, to some of us)..getting behind the team and players is something that we can do when we are flying..Rambo is not a bad player to be in the squad. The fa cup run and euros didn’t come… Read more »
He is hamstrung.
“Slight” hamstring problem, I’m guessing picked up in training.
I suppose who replaces Mustafi will be down to whether Hector can play against Everton and City so soon after coming back from injury.
Agreed – Bellerin played more than expected on Saturday. I expect Holding central and Gabriel right back against Everton
I’ll like to see kos/Gab cos of what he has done at RB and his experience but that’s for Wenger to decide #wengerknowsbest
Lets get the maximun points tomorrow. #COYG
quick recovery the germany master
Will be a tricky game but we have done well in away games. Our style is perfect for a quick counter attacking game and I expect us to have plenty of scoring options tomorrow. Will be a test for Mustafi less defence too but we will score more than we will concede.
Gabriel at rb turns out to be refreshingly good. I say keep him there and bring bellerin in for holding at 60mins mark.
Holding or Gabriel? Discuss. I vote Holding.
I’d rather just hit one of the buttons below your comment, thanks. You didn’t think this place was for debating topics, did you?
PS – I’d probably go with Gabriel but not saying you’re wrong to choose Holding.
What we’re also going to miss is Mustafi’s passing range. He spearheads a lot of defense to attack transitions. Think of his pass to Walcott in the Stoke game. Gabriel is getting better but still not as good in that area; Holding is a bit better on the ball and finding forward passes.
I reckon the centerhalf pairing vs Everton will be the same Arsene would field in Manchester. Therefore, if Bellerin is indeed rested, given his unexpectedly long minutes on Saturday, that’s a really interesting choice to make. I don’t believe it makes sense fielding Holding in center and Gabriel on the right only to move Gabriel to the center on Sunday. Let’s see which of the two Arsene fancies more at the moment.
I think the defensive decision will come down to how much he feels Bellerin can handle at the moment. I would hope he sticks with Gabriel at RB and brings Holding into the middle to not push Bellerin too quickly upon his return. It’s not out of the question though for Jenkinson to get another opportunity if Wenger feels that Holding isn’t the best option in the middle if Gabriel was out wide right.
I hope Theo plays tomorrow. Do not want any change in the winning combination!
Any sort of indication from Wenger?