Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Everton test

Arsene Wenger reveals that Aaron Ramsey could be set to return from injury for Arsenal's trip to Tottenham next weekend

Aaron Ramsey
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey Photo: Nike

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey is in line to hand Arsenal a boost by returning to action for next Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham.

The Wales international, who was one of the Gunners’ standout performers in the first half of the season, has not featured since Boxing Day due to a thigh injury.

When you are Jack’s age you just want to play. Certainly his injuries have a weight on his mind

Arsene Wenger

Wenger also confirmed that new signing Kim Kallstrom should be available next weekend, but revealed that defender Laurent Koscielny is an injury doubt for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Everton at Emirates Stadium.

“Apart from Jack Wilshere, we have a doubt about Koscielny who has come back with a hamstring problem and didn’t play for France. All the other players came back in a good shape,” said Wenger.

“Aaron Ramsey is one week away. I think the next two games are coming too soon for him but for the weekend after [against Tottenham] he should be available. Kim Kallstrom as well.”

Wenger also confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least six weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his foot on international duty with England.

The Arsenal boss admitted that the 22-year-old is “very down” about the situation, after sustaining the problem in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Denmark.

“I believe it was accidental and he will be out for six weeks,” said Wenger of Wilshere. “He can only be very down in this situation, he will go away for a few days.

“When you are Jack’s age you just want to play. Certainly his injuries have a weight on his mind.”

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