Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the final Premier League match of the season. Everton are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (via Arsenal.com).
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v Everton
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Tue 21 May 16:00
Sunday is a huge match for Arsenal Football Club. Aside from the obvious quest to secure qualification to the Champions League, it could be the last Premier League match some key figures are involved in.
Arsene Wenger is one of those key figures but the Frenchman gave his regular pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Everton and gave the lowdown on his team news.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain is not back and we have an uncertainty over whether Koscielny will be available or not,” Wenger told the press.
“He will have a test today and tomorrow and then I will make the decision.”
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Koscielny missed the clash with Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday but will hopefully be okay by next week. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has missed the last couple of matches and will want to get back to full fitness in time for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The boss also gave an update on Aaron Ramsey, claiming the Welshman is alright. The 26-year-old limped off the pitch on Tuesday with what looked like a fairly serious muscle injury but it’s good that doesn’t appear to be the case.
It’s good news for Aaron Ramsey. Anyone who saw the Welshman hobbling off the field on Tuesday night would be forgiven for thinking his season was over. That is not the case and hopefully, there is a similar result for both Laurent Koscielny and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsenal take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final next week and Gunners fans will feel a lot more comfortable with these three in the team.