Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Manchester City by the return of a key player (via Arsenal.com).
The transfer window has closed and now, Premier League fans can turn their attention to what really matters: the football.
The Premier League kicks off this evening but for Arsenal, the big match takes place on Sunday.
Last season’s champions, Manchester City are the opposition for Unai Emery’s first competitive match in charge of the Gunners.
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It’s no easy task but things have only been complicated further by the early team news reports coming out of the Emirates.
The club’s official website has confirmed a couple of long-term injuries with Sead Kolasinac out for 6-8 weeks and Laurent Koscielny due to return at the end of the year.
There is, however, some good news as Aaron Ramsey has been ruled fit to return to training ahead of the clash.
It’s unclear if the Welshman will return in time to start on Sunday afternoon but it will be fascinating to see Emery’s midfield. Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira is surely the first-choice trio for the season but the Welshman’s injury could open the door for Matteo Guendouzi to start after an impressive preseason.