Team news: Wenger confirms triple injury boost but Arsenal star out for 2 weeks

By on October 20, 2017

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Arsene Wenger has provided an injury update ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners boss has revealed a triple injury boost with the news that Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez will all be available for the game.

Ramsey missed last weekend’s defeat at Watford with a tight hamstring while Sanchez also failed to make the trip to Vicarage Road after picking up a knock on international duty.

Koscielny did start against the Hornets but limped off during the closing stages of the game after suffering severe cramp in his calf shortly before they scored the winner.

However, the good news is that Ramsey, Sanchez and Koscielny have all be deemed fit and available for selection to face Everton this weekend.

There isn’t such positive news regarding Danny Welbeck as the boss has confirmed that he has been ruled out for up to three weeks after suffering a groin injury against Watford.

Shkodran Mustafi is also not expected to return until after the next international break due to a hamstring injury while Calum Chambers is also out until next month after aggravating a hip problem.

David Ospina missed last night’s Europa League win over Red Star Belgrade after picking up a minor groin injury and Wenger says the goalkeeper will be out for around two weeks.

The boss told Arsenal.com:

“Alexis, Koscielny and Ramsey will be alright. Welbeck is out. He has a groin problem, I think it will be two to three weeks before he is back. He will not be back before the international break.

“Mustafi will not be back before the break, and Ospina as well. Ospina is not very bad, he has a grade one [groin problem] so it’s just a couple of weeks. Mustafi is a bit worse than Ospina.

“Calum Chambers as well will be back after the break, and everybody else is alright.”

Arsene is set to make plenty of changes to his starting eleven on Sunday after the likes of Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were all rested in midweek.