Arsenal have been provided a massive boost for their season run-in and FA Cup semi final with the news that Aaron Ramsey is back training and could be available this weekend for their trip to Everton. Nacho Monreal is also back with the squad to add some much needed depth to the back line.
Abou Diaby, who has been sidelined for over a year with a cruciate injury, is back in full training but will take some time to gain sharpness after such an extensive period on the treatment table.
Meanwhile Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil are still a couple of weeks off and are unlikely to feature in next weekends FA Cup semi against Wigan.
Wenger revealed the following team news:
[on Aaron Ramsey] Aaron and Nacho Monreal are back training with the squad, so that is good news. Hopefully they will be available for Sunday. Diaby is back on the pitches, so that is good news.
[on any others] At the moment that is all because the other injured players are not back, not Wilshere, not Ozil. Everybody else is alright.
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[on Laurent Koscielny] He is still out. The earliest [he will be back] is next week, the latest is the week after.
[on Wilshere and Walcott] They are alright, they are doing well. It is still early for them, of course for Theo the season is finished and Jack is progressing well.
[on Mesut Ozil] The FA Cup will be too soon for him, but he will hopefully be back soon after that.
Ozil has reassured fans he’s doing his best to return to full fitness and had some wise words on the matter. He revealed on his Facebook page:
I can assure you that I’m doing my best to return to the pitch as soon as possible. but in the end, only two things matter: to have confidence in yourself and to be patient! #coyg
Overall some very positive news with the potential return of Ramsey and Monreal this weekend.
Predicted lineup to follow…