Arsenal’s injury list is certainly a worry at present with high profile players such as Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil all sidelined, however January signing Kim Kallstrom could be involved this weekend against the Spuds.
The Gunners could also be welcoming back Nacho Monreal while Kieran Gibbs undergoes a late fitness test ahead of the North London Derby, Thomas Vermaelen enjoyed a solid outing at left back in Munich but it’s not his most natural position. Yaya Sanogo should also be in the mix.
Ramsey’s return had been earmarked for this Sunday’s trip to White Hart Lane, however it appears he’s suffered a small setback and Wenger was extremely vague about it. With the news of Ozil’s hamstring injury confirmed, the extent is still unknown and it couldn’t have come at a worst time with a testing set of fixtures on the horizon this month.
Wenger revealed the latest injury news:
[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.
Predicted lineup to follow..