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.
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“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.