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Arsenal Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea. Find out who’s been passed fit for the trip to Stamford Bridge here.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of Saturday’s clash against Chelsea with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not expected to miss the game with a calf injury, according to the Daily Mail.

With both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey sidelined through injury, The Ox has been playing in a more central position in recent weeks and has been hugely impressive in the ‘box-to-box’ role.

His all-action displays have seen him become a key member of Arsene Wenger’s first team so there was concern in north London that the 20-year-old could be set for a spell on the sidelines after he was forced off with a calf complaint during the closing stages of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

However, those fears appear to have been dispersed with the Daily Mail claiming that Oxlade-Chamberlain has not suffered any serious injury and is expected to be passed fit to face Chelsea this weekend.

The news will come as a welcome boost to the Gunners with several of their first team already out through injury. Mesut Ozil was the latest key player to be ruled out as the German joined Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey on the sidelines last week with a hamstring injury, so to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain as well would really have stretched Wenger’s midfield resources.

The Frenchman does have January loan signing Kim Kallstrom to call upon after he recovered from a back injury, but to throw the Swedish midfielder into such an intense and important game straight away would have been a huge risk.

Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday just four points behind Chelsea with a game in hand so a positive result over the leaders would really put them in the frame for the Premier League title this season.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Bille

    March 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I sugest Ox to led the line.

  2. Saleh manu

    March 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Yes Alex chamberlin is the right man.

  3. Daniel Ejah

    March 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Good news. What about Ramsey, when is he coming back?

  4. Rebo Ehwan

    March 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Ox should get into the box and get us penalties!

  5. Rebo Ehwan

    March 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Good news I must say!

  6. Fun4king

    March 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    All we need is 2 win d match nd put d blues to shame nd 4 arsen wenger 2 buy us draxler, morata nd van persie back to make all of them to fear us as a team

  7. Ljunberg

    March 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I think that he is de right man at this moment

  8. chimdi ogbonnaya

    March 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

    That’s good we need Draxler song and Morata Wenge call be with this I have something to till u 08149580761 or ane arsenal that what to halp me am a footballer sj 15yas old please up gunners

  9. Ajakam

    March 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This is why the club should have signed more players in January transfer. We all miss Ramsey

  10. aikey daud

    March 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    we need draxler,diego costa and lewandawski to strenghten our team

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