Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mathieu Flamini and Hector Bellerin are both major doubts for Arsenal’s game with Crystal Palace this weekend.
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However, the boss did have some more positive news, telling the Arsenal official website that Aaron Ramsey should be back in contention in around 12 days time which would see him be fit for the Champions League las-16 second leg away to AS Monaco.
Jack Wilshere meanwhile is back in contention for the first time after three months out with ankle ligament damage and whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not in contention for Saturday’s game he has now returned to first team training.
Wenger added that Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy both remain out due to their respective injuries.
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With Bellerin and Debuchy out we can likely expect it will be Calum Chambers who remains in the Arsenal XI at right back after his good performance against Middlesbrough.
Matheu Flamini was never likely to start at Selhurst Park with Francis Coquelin continuing his good form and with the return of Jack Wilshere it certainly cushions the blow in midfield.