Wenger sets Wilshere and Welbeck timeline

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger continues to delight in the fact that he has top quality players to return to the side in the coming weeks and hence sees no need to dip into the transfer market any more this season, after having already signed Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel in January.

Wenger spoke about the return of Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck in his pre-match press conference today, sharing that that while the former is 4 weeks (in effect the whole of February) away from returning to action, Welbeck is now available for selection, but needs some match sharpness having been out of the game for 10 months. Continue reading

Arsenal fan favourite ruled out for 6 weeks

When Tomas Rosicky came onto the Emirates pitch yesterday for Arsenal’s FA Cup match against Burnley, the 35 year old Czech international was given a raucous reception, reserved only for the most special kind of players.

Rosicky played for 20 minutes for the Gunners, his first piece of action this entire season, and every touch of his was greeted with cheers from the home fans. Continue reading

Wenger likes what he has seen of Elneny so far

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made just the one signing so far this January, bringing in Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel, and is ready to hand the 23 year old midfielder his debut tomorrow when the Gunners continue their FA Cup title defence against Burnley at the Emirates.

Speaking about the players likely to get a run out tomorrow, Wenger said, “I will make some changes, not many. We spoke about Elneny, maybe I will give him a chance to play. Coquelin I have to think about. I will play with a team that is a Premier League team. Coquelin gives us defensive stability in midfield so he will compete with the players we have in this area. Before he was injured he had a very good spell in the team and the results were good, including his defensive records. He is now in a position where he can compete again for his position.” Continue reading

Stoke game comes too early for Tomas

Arsenal’s favourite little maestro Tomas Rosicky has returned to full training this week, but the Gunners’ trip away to Stoke City on Sunday comes too early for the Czech veteran to make his first appearance of the season according to Manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is quizzed weekly about when his stars will return to first team action, an the Manager said about Rosicky, “Tomas needs first to have a game somewhere. We hope for maybe an under-21 game or at least a bit more training with the first team.” Continue reading

Wenger provides midfield update

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed today that club skipper Mikel Arteta is finally available for selection again, having completed 45 minutes in midweek for the Under 21 side.

Wenger was quizzed about Arteta’s availability for this weekend’s FA Cup clash against Sunderland and confirmed that the veteran Spaniard would indeed be available. Wenger was also asked about Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla’s availability and the Arsenal boss shared that while the latter is expected to return to full training next week, there is no change in the timeline earlier shared regarding Cazorla’s return. Continue reading

Arsenal duo ruled out for around a month

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger provided his team news ahead of this weekend’s clash with Everton, and unfortunately things are not looking too great for either Aaron Ramsey or David Ospina.

Ramsey, who pulled up  with a hamstring injury in the game against Bayern Munich in midweek, has been ruled out until after the next international break according to Arsene Wenger, who also hit out at the Welsh team management for overplaying the midfielder. Continue reading

First team superstars ruled out of Dinamo clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the duo of Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin have not travelled with the rest of the squad for their Champions League match away at Dinamo Zagreb tomorrow.

The boss, however, has also made it clear that there are no new injuries and that the aforementioned two players have only been rested.

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Wenger provides good news ahead of Stoke encounter

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that there are no new injuries from the international break ahead of the side’s Premier League encounter against Stoke City on Saturday.

Additionally, about his two first choice central defenders, Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, the boss said: “Laurent Koscielny is fit and trained yesterday. Mertesacker is back in full training.”

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