Arsene Wenger has given his latest fitness update ahead of tomorrow night’s game with Southampton revealing that Jack Wilshere is a doubt.
In more positive news Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen are all available after their respective injury problems.
Having made his first start since August in Friday night’s win over Coventry the boss stressed that questions remain over the fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirming he’d yet to decide whether the midfielder will face his former club.
“He is not fully fit but he is getting closer,” said the boss. “I haven’t decided whether he will start tomorrow”
The Saints have dropped like a stone since Olivier Giroud’s brace saw them off at the Emiratess back in November, they’ve won only two out of the last ten, but they still represent a reasonable threat at home where they held Manchester City to a draw not too far back.
This game, along with Sunday’s against Palace, certainly represents a real chance to consolidate our top spot credentials ahead of a very tough run of fixtures.