Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Man City clash

Aaron Ramsey will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Arsenal's clash with Manchester City on Saturday

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta

Aaron Ramsey will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City on Saturday.

The 23-year-old suffered an ankle problem late on during Wales’ 2-1 win over Andorra on Tuesday night and limped off the pitch in the closing stages of the Euro 2016 qualifier.

And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whose side host City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, revealed that the midfielder will be assessed later on Thursday.

Wenger said: “The first news is not bad. He will be assessed today and he has a little chance to be available for Saturday.

“He had an ankle sprain but it’s a minor one that’s for sure. Will it be enough to be available for Saturday? We’ll know today.”

The Arsenal boss also confirmed that captain Mikel Arteta, left-back Kieran Gibbs and playmaker Mesut Ozil are all fit and available after returning to training.

“Arteta and Gibbs are back in the squad and in normal training,” said Wenger. “Ozil had a knock and didn’t play for Germany because he had a sprained ankle. He will be available as well.”

Theo Walcott, meanwhile is “two to three weeks” away from returning to full training after his lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.

Wenger also refused to reveal whether new signing Danny Welbeck would start against the Citizens on Saturday following his move from Manchester United last week.

He added: “I cannot tell you if Welbeck will start [against City] but it’s a possibility. I have to assess the squad.”

Martin Keown
Martin Keown warns Mikel Arteta about repeating Arsenal mistakes
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Mikel Arteta delivers injury update on David Luiz ahead of Man United v Arsenal
Spurs legend Garth Crooks (Photo: Screengrab / BBC Sport)
BBC Sport pundit: Chelsea FC haven’t had a player like this for years
Jurgen Klopp
BBC Sport pundit raves about ‘wonderful’ Liverpool FC star
Alexandre Lacazette
Mikel Arteta reacts to Alexandre Lacazette’s display in Arsenal’s loss to Leicester
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard drops Hakim Ziyech hint ahead of Krasnodar v Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Erste Bank Open: Novak Djokovic closes on year-end No1 with opening Vienna win
Mesut Ozil
Laurent Koscielny sends message to Arsenal fans about Mesut Ozil
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher gives verdict on Donny van de Beek at Man United