Arsene Wenger has given the latest team news update ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Midfield is the big issue for the manager, and with Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny all unavailable, the last thing he needed was to lose another one.
However, a calf injury sustained by Aaron Ramsey will keep him out for around three weeks.
“From the other night we lose Ramsey,” he said, “for I would say 21 days. Giroud has a test, but he should be all right. Maybe Welbeck will come back into the group, that should be it.
“Chamberlain has a test today, but he should be all right.”
Asked about the midfield problems we have without four senior players, the manager highlighted some of the young talent who may be asked to fill in.
“We are a bit short at the moment but we have young players who can do a job in there,” he said.
“We have Adelaide, Maitland-Niles, Chamberlain, Iwobi can play in there. And Elneny comes back on Sunday, so we have some strength still.”