Arsene Wenger has remained very vague on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s groin injury, suggesting he is unable to give a time frame on the setback for the young England international.
The Frenchman had suggested they may be some doubt over his involvement with the Gunners squad again this season and the situation has certainly not improved. Jack Wilshere is also not yet ready to return and will no doubt be used with caution with the World Cup on the horizon.
Wenger has revealed some good news however with no fresh injury troubles after their comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle United this week, while Kieran Gibbs has made progress in his recovery, returning to fitness training albeit he looks to be short for this weekends fixture against West Brom.
The Gunners seem to have enough resources heading into the penultimate game of the season however in both defence and midfield to cope with the absentees.
On whether there were set to be any changes to the team from Monday night Wenger said:
At the moment no, the same group of players should be available for Sunday. It’s our last home game and you want everybody available and finish with a win.
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[on Kieran Gibbs] Gibbs will be a bit short for Sunday. The good news is that he’s back in fitness training but he is not back in the full training group yet.
[on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere] They are not ready yet. Alex is in treatment at the moment and not in training. It’s very difficult to give you a time-scale on him at the moment.
Predicted lineup to follow..