Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are fit for Saturday’s trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The duo both picked up knocks in the midweek defeat to Watford with Giroud replaced at half-time by Theo Walcott with an ankle probem.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, had been a doubt with a knee problem but both players are expected to be available to face the Premier League leaders.
“We lose Ramsey and Giroud has a test, he should be alright,” he told a pre-match press conference.
“Maybe Welbeck will come back into the group. Chamberlain has a test today but I think he will be alright.”
One player who will definitely miss the trip is Aaaron Ramsey who injured a calf against Watford and Wenger has ruled him out for three weeks.
- Emery: Torreira Is Ready To Start Against Chelsea
- [Team News] Blow For Arsenal As Youngster Suffers Bone Fracture – Chelsea v Arsenal
- Photos: David Ospina Spotted In Napoli Ahead Of Move From Arsenal
“I would say 21 days,” he added in regards to how long Ramsey will be out. “We have good players in there.
“Adelaide, Maitland-Niles, Chamberlain can play in there.”
The news will be a big boost to Arsenal as they aim to bounce back from their midweek disappointment and keep their titles hopes alives.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to feature in central midfield again with Arsenal short on options following Ramsey’s injury.
While Giroud is fit he may have to settle for a place on the bench with Alexis Sanchez tipped to return to a central role and Theo Walcott also starting for the Gunners.