Team News Update: Wenger On Wilshere, Rosicky, Flamini + Ramsey

By on January 30, 2014

With all the buzz around potential transfers going on it’s easy to forget that there is a very important football match this weekend as we welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com the latest team news including an update on Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky, while he also took the time to clear up a slight misunderstanding regarding how long Mathieu Flamini is banned for.

Let’s start with the bad news surrounding Ramsey and Wenger has confirmed the midfielder is facing a number of weeks on the sidelines after suffering a set back in his recovery from a thigh injury. It’s hugely unfortunate as he was on the verge of a comeback and his absence is going to leave us short in the middle of the park during a crucial period of the season.

However, there is slightly better news regarding Wilshere with the boss confirming that although he’ll miss the Palace game, he should be back to face Liverpool next weekend. It will be a big boost to have Jack back so hopefully we can make do this weekend without him.

Thankfully it looks like Rosicky will be available after he recovered from his broken nose but one man who won’t be in the squad is Flamini following his sending off against Southampton. There have been reports suggesting he’ll face a four game ban after he served a suspension earlier in the season for picking up five yellows, however it’s been confirmed on Arsenal.com that the ban is only for three games.

It’s still a blow as Flamini will miss the games against Liverpool and Man Utd as well as this weekend against Palace, but at least he’ll return to face Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Here’s Wenger’s team news update;

on Wilshere (ankle)…

We have good news. For Sunday he will be short but he has a chance to be available for the week after at Liverpool.

on Ramsey (thigh)…

Ramsey will be out for longer because he had a setback and it doesn’t look too good. It is matter of some weeks for him.

on any other ins or outs…

Not from Southampton, we have no problems apart from Flamini who we lose through suspension. Everybody else should be available. We could have Rosicky back again for Sunday. He had problems after surgery on his nose. So we lose Flamini but we gain Rosicky.

With Flamini, Wilshere and Ramsey all missing on Sunday we’re going to be short in the centre of the park, so it looks like Oxlade-Chamberlain or Rosicky will have to partner Mikel Arteta in the midfield.

What team would you start this weekend?


  1. Vilal Omars kano..

    January 30, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Arsene Wenger should check out Xavier Hanendez Chicharito and get him to the emirates

  2. The BearMan

    January 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Wenger is being undecisive again. Shorten the list Wenger and do not wait to push the panic button year on year. After 18 years in the English Premier League you should know how to prepare for the business end of the season. Having a squad fit to compete and become stronger in the closing months of the season. This is an area Wenger continually leave Arsenal weaken. Meaning sitting behind the top 3 clubs. Why can’t we fight to be FIRST? If we have squad members we cannot use during the season, it simply means they are not good enough to be in the first team.

    • Niclas

      January 31, 2014 at 12:16 am

      The Bearman;
      Wenger is very smart. Wenger don’t spend money he don’t have. The club has put all financial efforts into paying the stadium. And also, you buy titles through buying established world class players, way overpriced. And that is a big gamble that might not turn out well. And unless you have limitless Arabs that simply shit billions it’s a no, no! Even Abramo. has declared a new transfer policy as the “spend-spend-spend-and-spend-some-more” does not work any longer with the new FFP regulations. He has now seen what Wenger has seen for some 15 years; you buy them young and through skills you make them flourish……you build for the future. Just look at all the “comes-and-goes” in Shitty. When you have a policy like that you only get players among other players. Loyalty disappears and icons like Adams, Henry, Ljungberg and Bergkamp cease to exist. Sure, Wenger bought Özil….but that’s something that will probably happen once very three or four years. I say keep up the good work. Find us more Sol Campbells, Flaminis, Ramseys and Ljungbergs!

  3. ColinGooner

    January 31, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Szczesny, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Kos, Sagna, Arteta, Chambo, Podolski, Cazorla, Rosicky, Giroud.

    It has become very apparent that Cazorla and Ozil cannot play together. They’re both the same player, and they both chase down the same balls and provide the same thing on the pitch. Rotate them. Cazorla is in better form. We can’t afford to be dropping points. That Southampton game was abysmal.

  4. ucheclems

    January 31, 2014 at 5:15 am

    that man has a stony heart, only God can deliver him

  5. Jeffery smith

    January 31, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Tell me one gud reason arsene wenger is nt using podosky…… I tink ur nt coachin well

  6. khenedhy

    January 31, 2014 at 6:14 am

    to say d reality, is wenger d kill souampthon match by sittin gibbs on bench nd again, he suppose ave add poldi into dat match earlier nd remove flamini, he shld pls sign 1 or 2 players to save arsenal season, d team is becumin weaken due to injury, pls wenger dis our season only if u let it be cus is in ur hand

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