Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Watford clash

Arsene Wenger confirms Aaron Ramsey is injured for FA Cup last-eight clash, but Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker are available

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger says Aaron Ramsey won’t feature for Arsenal against Watford in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final at The Emirates.

The Wales international was forced off injured inside 16 minutes of his second-half introduction on Tuesday night as Arsenal were 4-0 winners against Hull City in their FA Cup fifth-round replay.

Ramsey sustained a thigh injury but the severity of the Welshman’s problem remains unclear ahead of a vital run of games for the FA Cup holders.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s quarter-final, Wenger confirmed Ramsey would miss the clash against Watford.

“We lost Ramsey from the Hull game,” Wenger told his pre-match media conference.

Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertescker also picked up injury problems during Arsenal’s costly 4-0 victory over the Tigers.

But Arsenal manager Wenger revealed the centre-halves would be fit to face the Hornets, although he is unsure whether Laurent Koscielny will be risked for the quarter-final tie.

“Gabriel and Mertesacker came off injured but they should be available,” Wenger added.

“Koscielny is not far, I’m not sure if I’ll risk him or not. It could be a little bit of a risk but I haven’t made a decision yet.”

Wenger added that Hector Bellerin would be in the match-day squad, while Francis Coquelin is set to return from suspension after his sending off in last weekend’s north London derby.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

“Coquelin is coming back from suspension,” Wenger said.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Alvaro Morata explains why he wanted to sign for Chelsea ahead of Man United
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen claims Liverpool are on the cusp of making third summer signing
The Sport Review
Roger Federer and the power of eight – and it has little to do with luck
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho sends open message to Man United fans about transfers