Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news update ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Newcastle.
Arsenal need to get back to winning ways, having dropped points away at Southampton and West Ham in the last week, and there are still doubts at the back over Shkodran Mustafi.
Asked for his latest update, the manager said, “Basically Mustafi is back in training today, I don’t know if I will include him tomorrow, it’s still a little gamble.
“Apart from that we see how everyone recovers.”
There was also more clarity over Aaron Ramsey situation. Having said in his last press conference that the Welshman would be out for a ‘short’ period with his hamstring strain, it now seems that he’ll be missing for longer than first thought.
“Aaron Ramsey of course will not be available,” he continued. “It’s maybe three weeks, so … he’s not in contention for the next three weeks.”
Bad news, as he’ll definitely miss Liverpool and could miss the visit of Chelsea in January too.
As for his team selection for tomorrow, he suggested more changes.
“I rotate a little bit at the moment,” he said.
“We’ve played four games in basically nine days so I will have to assess how everybody recovers.”