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Arsenal Team News: Wenger Confirms Fresh Blow As Quartet Ruled Out Of Swansea Game

Arsene Wenger has confirmed a fresh injury blow as a midfielder could now join a quartet of injured players in missing the Swansea game on Monday night.

Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey has picked up a fresh injury and is a major doubt to face Swansea City on Monday night.

The Welshman picked up the knock during the early stages of Monday’s impressive 3-1 win at Hull. He was able to carry on and even got himself on the scoresheet but Wenger has confirmed the midfielder hasn’t been able to train this week and is just 50:50 to face the Swans.

If Ramsey is ruled out, he’ll join a quartet of players to miss the visit of Garry Monk’s men to the Emirates with Danny Welbeck, Mathieu Debuchy, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta already on the sidelines.

Welbeck has been missed the last two games with a knee injury but Arsene says it isn’t a serious problem and he should be back in contention for next Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.

Debuchy has also been missing in recent games due to a hamstring injury and he’s still short of fitness, so the Frenchman joins Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arteta on the sidelines with the midfielders still working their way back to full fitness from groin and ankle injuries.

Wenger told

on Ramsey…

From the Hull match we had Ramsey who took a big kick, he is getting slowly better. We have an uncertainty about him, he got a big knock on his fibula and we’ll see about that. Yes [ he is 50/50]. No [he hasn’t trained this week], not at all. He has not been out yet. [But yes] Ramsey will play again this season.

on Welbeck…

He will play again this season. He had all the scans and medical checks, and there was nothing major, just an inflammation. For the weekend he will be certainly short but for the game after he should be alright.

on Debuchy…

He is still out, he’s progressing but not available.

on the rest of the team news…

Chamberlain is not available, Arteta will be short so it will basically be a similar squad [to the one that faced Hull].

So we’ll have a very similar squad to the one that beat Hull earlier in the week. Let’s hope for a similar result, too.

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