Ahead of the Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash with West Ham at The Emirates on Tuesday night, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has provided updates about the fitness of three players that have suffered varying degrees of injuries in recent weeks. The trio of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi are all expected to come back to fitness in the coming months, as the hectic Christmas schedule means that The Gunners need to rotate in a bid to keep the players fit and fresh.
With the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil still shrouded in mystery, Wenger will need every player available in a bid to reach the Champions League for next season.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the match against a resurgent David Moyes side, Wenger said, “Ramsey was out running [on Monday] but he will not be back in the next 10 days.
For him, the beginning of January is more likely. Shkodran is back again. I will not use him on Tuesday but he’s available again.Theo is 100 per cent, he will play on Tuesday,” He added.
Arsenal have been inconsistent all season as we look to juggle Europa League football with The Premier League. With Wenger not taking the League Cup seriously, having never won it, he is expected to make alot of changes to the side that beat Newcastle 1-0 last weekend.
Ramsey has been impressive this season, registering 6 assists in the league, only behind the trio of Leroy Sane, Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester City, all of Manchester City who are all on 8. Walcott has barely featured this season but will be looking to impress while Mustafi was almost close to a move to Inter Milan in the summer before deciding to stay.