TEAM NEWS: Wenger On Ramsey, Ozil, Gibbs, Monreal, Kallstrom + Sanogo

By on March 13, 2014

Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger has given Arsenal.com a full team news and injury update ahead of our crucial trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham on Sunday.

As was reported earlier, we’ve received a huge blow with the news that Aaron Ramsey has suffered a minor set-back in his recovery from a thigh injury and has been ruled out of this weekends action.

Rambo had been pencilled in to return against Spurs from an injury that’s kept him out for the best part of three months, but Arsene has confirmed the Welshman has had ‘some difficulties’ in his recovery and will not be available this weekend.

It’s obviously a big blow to not have Ramsey, especially with the number of injuries we’ve already got to deal with, but hopefully it’s not a major set back and he could be ready to face Chelsea next weekend.

Arsene has given us some good news today by revealing that Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal are facing late fitness tests but have a ‘good chance’ to be in contention this Sunday. Thomas Vermaelen did OK against Bayern but it will be a relief to have a ‘proper’ left-back again.

However, we’re going to have to wait a little longer to find out the full extent of Mesut Ozil’s hamstring injury as the results from his scans are not back yet. The feeling among the journalists is that the German international is facing between 4-6 weeks out.

January signing Kim Kallstrom could make his debut with the boss confirming that the midfielder has returned to full training along with young striker Yaya Sanogo, but I wouldn’t expect either will start the match.

This is what Arsene said today:

on the left backs…

Kieran Gibbs has a test tomorrow but I am hopeful that Nacho Monreal will be fit. They both have a good chance.

on Mesut Ozil’s injury at Bayern…

He is out. I don’t know for how long but it is a hamstring injury. There are scans going on.

on Ramsey…

We have had to defer his comeback to full training a little so he is not available. He is having difficulties in the final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term.

on Kim Kallstrom and Yaya Sanogo…

Kallstrom joins the normal training group today and Sanogo too. I will have to decide if Kallstrom is OK to be in the squad on Sunday. I will see how he looks, it is not impossible.

So from the latest team news is looks like we could make a couple of changes from the team that drew with Bayern. Either Gibbs or Monreal are likely to come in for Vermaelen at left-back while Rosicky is probably favourite to come in for Ozil.

There’s also the possibility Arsene might bring Flamini in alongside Arteta and move The Ox further forward, although Rosicky could still replace Podolski in attack.

I’ll have my preferred starting line-up up on the site soon, but till then let me know what team you think Wenger should select v Spurs…..


  1. Omoboriowo tope

    March 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Rambo is a big disapointment to me bcos i belive we need him badly right now in apsent ozil and willshere there no natural numba ten that we av again. Am tired of this team y is always when we need them most they always pro to injury nawa ooooooooooooooo

    • Wilson

      March 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Its not our players how have a problem.its the kind of DOCTERS we have I believe there amatures n al they do Is jst guessing

  2. abdikadir

    March 13, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    most of arsenal players goes to injury at the last games of the season. Bcz the coach don’t train them physically and when they play a hard game they start piking injury. In genaral we have quality players but no coach. No striker and no owner.

  3. Seun

    March 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Shczney merte$aker konsielny sagna giaas atetta flamini rosicky chambelain cazola giroud

  4. Burang sanneh

    March 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I think is a big blow for us we greatly need Rambo to be back, but am so if kim is match he will surely make different is a top quality player with more exprience.

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  6. Wolfgang

    March 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

    The time for talking is over.Wenger must show he is still a winner,bad loser as he is. He refused to shake the BN’s manager after the game. This is not the first time he has done so.He blames everybody whenever he loses.He shd blame himself.
    Ramsey could be the catalyst to add an extra dimension to the gunners.
    We shd ask why more gunners seem to get get repeatedly injured year after year as compared to other clubs.
    The spurs game could be the defining match.The former will be fired up after conceding 7 goals against Chelsea and Benfica.The Spurs loss was similar to how Arsenal lost repeatedly to Chelsea and MU.If Wenger goes kamaikaze ,Lennon will exploit it and Wenger will have to answer the fans if the gunners collapse again.

  7. Charles shid

    March 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Thats the 2nd time rambo is suffering setbacks i think there’s aproblem with da technical team.

  8. Hassan KABO

    March 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Arsenal injury update:RAMSEY,KASSROM,GIBBS,MONREL are back 2 d squad. ope o

  9. chris

    March 15, 2014 at 1:13 am

    You mourners why don’t you find another team to support. You should be happy we are still in top 4 at the moment. I believe we will finish 1st or 2nd. All of us did not think that we will finish in top 4. A lot of you threw abuses towards the manager but he proved you wrong.

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