Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Wigan clash

Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all doubts for Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final against Wigan

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Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all doubts for Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan at Wembley, Arsene Wenger has revealed.

Wenger confirmed that the trio could be unavailable for the clash against that Latics on Saturday at his Thursday news conference.

We have a lot of uncertainties. Gibbs, Rosicky and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all doubts

Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman also revealed that Aaron Ramsey is ready to start the cup clash. Mesut Ozil could make his comeback from a hamstring injury next weekend, and Laurent Koscielny remains sidelined.

“Ramsey is ready to start against Wigan. Certainly I will start him because Mathieu Flamini is suspended. Ozil could be back next Saturday, Koscielny could be back for Tuesday,” Wenger told reporters.

“We have a lot of uncertainties. Gibbs, Rosicky and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all doubts.

“[Lukasz] Fabianski will start in goal. It’s a decision that has been made for a long time.”

Wenger, whose side have dropped to fourth in the Premier League table in recent weeks, continued: “We want to win the semi-final and it’s important to focus on that. We respect Wigan highly.

“I’m expecting everyone to contribute because we have a lot of experience. We have played great games in the FA Cup.

“We are still in a position where we can have a good season and that’s what we’re focusing on.”

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