Arsenal Team News: Key Duo Fit Despite Injury Scare + Youngster Added To Squad
Arsenal have been handed a major double fitness boost ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League showdown against Olympiakos. Find out more here.
Arsenal face Olympiakos in Greece on Wednesday night needing a win to secure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The Gunners squad arrived in Athens a short time ago and Arsene Wenger has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this evening where he’s given a team news update.
Thankfully there were no fresh injuries to report following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland so the boss will pick from the same squad that played at the weekend as none of our injured players are ready to return just yet.
The only exception is that young attacker Jeff Reine-Adelaide has travelled to Greece meaning Wenger has now got a 19-man squad to choose from for tomorrow night’s game.
There was also some excellent team news with Sky Sports confirming that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey have been included in the matchday squad despite sitting out training on Tuesday morning.
There was a major scare among Arsenal fans on social media early on Tuesday after it emerged that the key duo were not present on the training pitch at London Colney but it seems the boss just gave them some extra time to recharge their batteries ahead of the Olympiakos game.
Theo Walcott is pushing for his first start in over six weeks after he made a successful return from a calf injury against the Black Cats on Saturday while Laurent Koscielny also came through the match unscathed after a minor hip complaint.
However, we’ll go into the match tomorrow night still without a number of first team players with Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky all out.
We arrive in Athens knowing that we need to win by a two-goal margin, or win and score at least three goals, in order to leapfrog Olympiakos to secure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League so it promises to be a nervy night in Greece.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 8, 2015
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