Arsene Wenger has provided an injury update as Arsenal prepare to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Tomorrow, the Gunners make the short hop to Selhurst Park – scene of one of last season’s most disappointing results – knowing that three points are a must after wins for Liverpool, Chelsea and Sp*rs on Boxing Day.
We’ll be without Nacho Monreal for the Palace game after the Spaniard sustained an ankle problem in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool last Friday night. He’ll be out of action for around ten days.
Olivier Giroud’s absence with a hamstring strain has been put at 4-6 weeks, following earlier reports that the French international could be sidelined until February.
Aaron Ramsey remains out with his muscle strain, but is expected back at the start of January, perhaps in time for the game against Chelsea on the third of the month.
Beyond that there appears to be a clean bill of health, meaning Wenger has plenty to choose from for the game tomorrow night.