Arsenal Team News: Wenger Offers Update On Ozil & Sanchez Ahead Of Bayern Clash

By on March 6, 2017

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Arsenal will be looking to get their season back on track and claw back some pride when we play Bayern Munich in the second leg of our Champions League last-16 tie tomorrow night.

Ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters a team news and injury update including the latest on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Ozil was forced to miss Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool after supposedly going down with a bout of sickness which prevented him from taking part in training all last week.

The German international was back in training on Sunday and was spotted on the pitches at London Colney this morning leading to rumours he’d be back in the squad on Tuesday night.

However, Wenger told reporters today that Ozil is still not fit enough to make his comeback against Bayern but he should be available for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter final with Lincoln City.

Unsurprisingly, the boss was also quizzed about whether Sanchez would be recalled to the starting eleven tomorrow night after being benched at Anfield on Saturday amid rumours of a bust-up in training.

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Alexis came on as a second half substitute and set-up Danny Welbeck for our goal but Wenger has refused to confirm whether the Chilean international will start against Bayern after saying he still hasn’t picked his line-up.

Otherwise, we have no fresh injury concerns to worry about as we welcome Bayern to the Emirates tomorrow looking to pull off a miracle to stay in the Champions League following our 5-1 loss at the Allianz Arena.

Here is what Wenger told reporters:

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3 Comments

  1. Asudave

    March 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I am confused about our way forward because of the precarious settings in Arsenal dug out room.
    Is our problems psychological or technical?

    Please, let’s rally and fix it before it’s too late. It’s no time to apportioned blames but all hands should be on deck to remedy my beloved team

    #ilovearsenaldearly

  2. arsenal fan

    March 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Everybody should take a deep breath and think of Arsenal as a team…not a bunch of individuals who are too wrapped up in their own egos and not thinking about our wonderful club, the majority of whom think our renowned manager, who has taken them to great heights and has never shown any disloyalty to any of his players does not deserve the critisism from the media and fairweather fans he has been getting. Come on boys, you can do better than this. its a new day tomorrow.be lucky and show us the Real Arsenal. There are a lot of us rooting for you.Good Luck

  3. Musinguzi Urban

    March 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    arsenal legends are spoiling the club, how can u tell a player to leave, how can ian wright tell Sanchez to leave, how can he as well lie that Wenger told him he’s leaving, in fact Rio Ferdinand and galley nevill are better, they always encourage arsenal players, some issues are to be discussed behind catens.today Gilberto says it’s time Wenger goes,why don’t u call him/go to the office and discuss, u a unsettling players.

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