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Arsenal Team News & Injury Update: Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla & More…
Arsenal make the short trip across London to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon looking to reclaim third place in the Premier League table.
Ahead of the game, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com a team news and injury update with the latest on Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Lukasz Fabianski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky.
Wenger confirmed that goalkeeper Fabianski will once again miss out after picking up a rib injury against Norwich last Saturday. The Pole had been enjoying a good run in the first team but was forced to miss the Everton stalemate on Tuesday and it looks like Wojciech Szczesny will once again play with his compatriot still out injured.
We also have some doubts over the fitness of Cazorla, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain with all three set to face fitness checks but the boss feels they should be OK to face Fulham. Czech midfielder Rosicky is also facing a late fitness test after only being fit enough for the bench in midweek after suffering a slight hamstring strain last week.
Here is what Wenger told the clubs official website:
Fabianski is not back. The keeper situation is similar to what it was before. It is a rib injury. It is game to game for him.
On other team news…
At the back everyone should available. In midfield we have a few people to check like Cazorla, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain. They will all have tests but I hope they should be alright.
On Tomas Rosicky…
We have to test Rosicky who was not ready to start on Tuesday. There are a number of uncertainties about our squad but I will sort that out on Friday morning.
So it looks like Everton’s overly-physical approach has taken it’s tole on the squad with Cazorla, Wilshere and Chamberlain all facing late tests but hopefully they, along with Rosicky, are fit to play this weekend as we are desperate for three points at the Cottage so we can leapfrog Chelsea back into third ahead of their clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
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