Wenger gives latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Southampton trip
Aaron Ramsey is set to return to action when Arsenal travel to Southampton on Tuesday night
Aaron Ramsey is back in the Arsenal squad for Tuesday’s trip to Southampton, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The Wales international has been sidelined since Boxing Day with a thigh strain but is due to travel to St Mary’s with the rest of the Gunners squad.
Wenger also revealed that midfielder Mikel Arteta (calf) and defender Thomas Vermaelen (knee) are both back available.
Jack Wilshere, however, is a doubt for the Premier League clash after suffering an ankle problem against Coventry City on Friday.
Everybody goes to Southampton now knowing they are in for a very difficult game
Wenger said: “We have a doubt about Wilshere but Ramsey, Arteta and Vermaelen are back in the squad.”
The Frenchman also said that he is weighing up whether to start Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against the Saints.
The England international missed four months of the season with a knee injury but played 71 minutes as the Gunners beat Coventry 4-0 in the FA Cup on Friday.
“He is not fully fit but he is getting closer,” said Wenger of Oxlade-Chamberlain. “I haven’t decided whether he will start tomorrow.
“Everybody goes to Southampton now knowing they are in for a very difficult game.”
Wenger’s side currently lead the Premier League by a point from Manchester City ahead of Tuesday’s clash.