Arsenal team news: Key man faces fitness test but 2 others ruled out of Wolves trip
Arsenal will hand a late fitness test to Granit Xhaka ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Wolves but two others have been ruled out of the trip.
Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when we take on Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday night.
The club have issued a team news and injury update on Arsenal.com ahead of the game and provided the latest on the fitness of Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck.
Xhaka will need to have a late fitness test to see if he can make the trip to Wolves tomorrow night after missing Sunday’s disappointing 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace due to a hip injury.
Ramsey sat out the defeat at the Emirates at the weekend due to a hamstring injury that he sustained during the 1-0 Europa League win over Napoli last week. The Welshman is continuing his treatment and Arsenal have confirmed the midfielder will also be forced to miss Wednesday night’s game.
On-loan attacker Denis Suarez has found first team football hard to come by since arriving in January from Barcelona and he won’t be involved against Wolves tomorrow as he remains on the sidelines with a groin problem.
Arsenal have also provided an update on Bellerin and Holding with the defensive duo continuing their work in the gym as they look to recover from serious knee ligament injuries while Welbeck has started on-field rehabilitation following a broken ankle.
The team news update on Arsenal.com said:
Hip. Being assessed ahead of Wednesday’s match at Wolves.
Left hamstring. Continues to receive treatment and further assessment. Will miss Wednesday’s match at Wolves.
Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessment. Will miss Wednesday’s match at Wolves.
Left knee. Continuing with gym based rehabilitation and strengthening post-surgery.
Left knee. Progressing through end stages of gym rehabilitation and conditioning.
Right ankle. Started on-field rehabilitation, conditioning and ball work.
Unai Emery will be desperate to have Xhaka available again as the Swiss international was sorely missed during Sunday’s defeat to Palace so fingers crossed he’s declared fit to return to the starting eleven.
The loss against the Eagles has left us sitting fifth in the Premier League table – one point behind Tottenham and Chelsea – so we desperately need a positive result against Wolves to boost our chances of finishing in the top four.
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