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Wenger Confirms Double Injury Boost But Attacker Will Miss Man Utd Clash

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck will miss Sunday’s clash with Man Utd but Aaron Ramsey should be fit and Mathieu Debuchy is back in full training


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck will miss Sunday’s clash against Manchester United but he’s confident Aaron Ramsey will be passed fit to play and Mathieu Debuchy is back in full training.

Welbeck has missed the Gunners last two games after picking up a knee injury in training but there were hopes the 24-year-old would recover in time to face his former side this weekend.

However, speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning, Wenger has confirmed that Welbeck is still short of fitness and will therefore not make the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.

It will come as a huge blow to Arsenal as Welbeck would have been an important player to call upon as they lacked any real options up front from the bench against Swansea on Monday night.

There was some more positive news to come out of Wenger’s press conference this morning as the Frenchman also said he’s confident Aaron Ramsey will be passed fit to face United this weekend.

The midfielder has been unable to train this week after aggravating an injury against the Swans but he’s set to return to training today and Wenger is hopeful he’ll be available on Sunday.

There was also some good news regarding Mathieu Debuchy as the Gunners boss revealed that he returned to full training yesterday after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s seen him miss the last two matches.

The 29-year-old won’t be available to face United but he could be in contention for the FA Cup final if he progresses well over the coming weeks.

This is what Wenger told this morning:

on the latest news…

We have a squad available that was available recently. Nobody is back. Welbeck is short and I don’t think I’ve forgotten anybody. It’s a similar squad.

on Ramsey…

I think he will be alright.

on Welbeck…

He’s short a fraction but is not far away. I would love to have him available but we [may] have to do it without him.

on Debuchy…

Mathieu Debuchy has a hamstring [problem], he was out [training] for the first time yesterday. He should be available, maybe, if it all goes well, for the cup final.

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