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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that six key players will miss the weekend’s clash against Newcastle United. But Aaron Ramsey could return from hamstring injury.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that six key players will miss this weekend’s clash against Newcastle United. But Aaron Ramsey could return from hamstring injury.
Arsenal injury updates ahead of Newcastle United game


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The French boss has also hinted that Aaron Ramsey could be back for this clash if he succeed in the late fitness test.

While three defenders are missing for this clash Nacho Monreal, Calum Chambers and Laurent Koscielny.

Wenger told Arsenal.com: “Our main problems are still defensively because Laurent Koscielny looks like he will not be quite ready, Nacho Monreal (foot) is not back and Calum Chambers is suspended.”

Koscielny returned from his first injury few weeks ago and played for the Gunners but he suffered a calf injury against Southampton in the start of December. The French centre-back was rested during the midweek Champions League game but he failed to make the most of it. While Monreal has a foot injury and Calum Chambers is suspended.

Wenger further added: “Mikel Arteta (calf) is not ready and Theo Walcott (groin) is out. Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) will be checked today and tomorrow, so we’ll see.”

Ramsey who scored a wonderful goal against Galatasaray will be having a test on his hamstring injury before the match. But Walcott is set to miss the game with his groin injury, he is expected to be back next week.

Walcott who has made only two appearances this season is recovering quickly and soon will be seen on the field.

Also, skipper Mikel Arteta is out with a calf injury along with English midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The boss added on Jack Wilshere: “That’s completely wrong. He’s doing very well. He’s on crutches so I don’t see how he can have a setback.”


Columnist: Shah Arsalan

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