Neither Aaron Ramsey or Mesut Ozil were involved in today’s penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, and it seems the duo are in something of a race to be fit for the Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday.
Ramsey is suffering from a calf problem, while the German international took a kick in training on Friday which has left him with a swollen ankle.
Speaking after the Chelsea game, Wenger said, “Mesut got a kick on his ankle, he has a little chance to play on Friday night. Ramsey has a chance too.”
The Arsenal manager also declared Alexis Sanchez ‘short of competition’, but it seems likely the Chilean will make the bench for the Premier League opener.
There was also an update on Per Mertesacker who had to leave the field after a Gary Cahill elbow split his head open.
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The wound is ‘nothing serious’ according to Wenger, and the captain should be available for Friday night.