Wenger reveals team news ahead of Östersunds FK second leg


Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news as Arsenal prepare for their Europa League Round of 32 second-leg against Östersunds FK.

The Gunners have a 3-0 lead from the first game, and with the Carabao Cup final on Sunday the Arsenal manager will have to think carefully about his team for tomorrow night.

The big news is that Aaron Ramsey is back in full training, but won’t be considered for the clash with the Swedish side, although he will be assessed ahead of the weekend.

Speaking at his press conference this morning, Wenger said of the Welshman, “He is not in the squad for tomorrow. He had a good training session but he is a bit short for tomorrow.

“We will see how his evolution goes today until Sunday. I don’t rule him out yet. It depends how well he can improve the intensity of training until Sunday.”

There was also an update about Alexandre Lacazette, who had surgery last week.

“Lacazette is doing well,” he said. “He could be ahead of the planned recovery, maybe three and half weeks, four weeks, but overall he is doing well.”

As for the team selection tomorrow night, there was a hint that some young players could get a run-out.

“I always try to find a team who can win the next game,” he said. “I will field a team who has a good opportunity to win the game for us.

“There’s still a lot at stake because this competition is important for us. It’s a good opportunity for the players to show we have the quality to compete.

“There’s a fight for places at the moment, and it’s good chance for them to show their quality.”

Mesut Ozil misses out tomorrow night through illness.

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