Arsenal stars on the mend, but may not play against West Brom

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that many of his walking wounded are on the mend, but are unlikely to be available for selection for the visit of West Bromwich Albion to the Emirates on Monday.

The good news on England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is that his injury is not as bad as originally feared and it will be a matter of days and not weeks till he returns to the side. However, the youngster will not make the squad for the West Brom game. Continue reading

Ramsey: “It is going to be up to us to try and break them down”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey made his return from injury last week and got 70+ minutes under his belt against Ludogorets in the Champions League in midweek, the perfect tune-up he believes for the North London derby this weekend.

While it is not certain that Ramsey will start the derby, the Welsh midfielder believes he is ready to go again, despite the fact that he has had limited playing time and is obviously not yet 100% match fit. Continue reading

Arsenal first-choice trio injury doubts for Sunderland game but Rambo returns!

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger provided an injury update on his squad ahead of the Gunners’ early Saturday clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Midfield playmaker Santi Cazorla remains a slight doubt for tomorrow’s game after missing Arsenal’s last two outings having picked up a knock during the Gunners’ clash with Ludogorets in the Champions League. Continue reading

Ramsey admits Arsenal win is “too little too late”

Arsenal players have traditionally been the type to tow the company line, but it appears they too are getting more than a tad restless with their own lack of success in recent times with Aaron Ramsey the latest to express his disappointment after Arsenal’s win against West Bromwich Albion today.

Ramsey, who returned to the starting line-up for today’s game and had a hand in both goals, said after the game, “We played with a lot of belief and intensity and we made a lot of chances. We haven’t been at that standard of late and we needed that level of performance for us and our fans.” Continue reading

Arsenal given double injury boost

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger continues to dream about the possibility of chasing down Premier League leaders Leicester City, despite the Gunners trailing the Foxes by as many as 11 points even at this late stage of the season.

The eternal optimist does have one reason to be positive in that his side has received a double injury boost this week with Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini being available for selection for this weekend’s London derby with high-flying West Ham United. Continue reading

Wenger provides unfortunate Ramsey update

Arsenal fans fearing the worst after Aaron Ramsey’s latest injury, suffered in the 4-0 demolition of Hull City in the FA Cup in midweek, can breathe a tad easier with the knowledge that the Welsh midfielder’s season isn’t over, but the news isn’t particularly positive either.

Manager Arsene Wenger provided a long awaited update on his star midfielder, saying, “At the moment his clinical signs are quite positive. You would say (he is out for) four weeks and that is a bit worse than I originally thought. When a player usually gets injured he stops dead, so I thought it was just a precaution.” Continue reading