Wenger Offers Injury Update On Ramsey, Flamini & Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsenal Wenger gave an injury update on Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Hull int eh FA Cup on Sunday
Arsenal eased to a 2-0 win over Hull City at the Emirates on Sunday evening to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
We managed to secure the victory despite having to deal with a number of injury problems and after the game, Arsene Wenger gave Arsenal.com an update on the fitness of some of our players.
The boss confirmed some good news with Mathieu Flamini expected to return against Stoke City next weekend after missing the last two games with a muscle knock.
Wenger also revealed that Aaron Ramsey has a ‘little chance’ of returning from a hamstring injury that he picked up against Galatasaray almost a month ago, but Mikel Arteta is still nursing a calf problem that’s already seen him miss over five weeks.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a late substitute against Hull this evening but he finished the game limping after appearing to take a kick to his kneecap. However, the boss has played down the injury after insisting it was just a minor knock.
He told the clubs website:
on whether any midfielders could return next week…
Mathieu Flamini could be back, Aaron Ramsey has a little chance. Nobody else. Mikel Arteta will be longer. I think Flamini should be available for selection and maybe Ramsey has a little chance to be back.
on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain…
It’s just a knock, he should be alright.
It will be good to get Flamini back and have another option in midfield as we’ve had to play with virtually the same players in the middle of the park over the festive period.
There was no update from Arsene on Mesut Ozil but I think we’ll see him back in the squad against Stoke. Whether he starts or will be on the bench remains to be seen but it will be a huge boost to have the German back after three months on the sidelines.
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