Thursday, 2 April 2015

Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere to face Liverpool, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out


The Arsene Wenger spoke to the press on Thursday morning ahead of the crucial Premier League top-four shootout on Saturday morning, with the match set to be a pivotal one in determining the Premier League's Champions League qualifiers for next season.


Wenger revealed the latest injury troubles he is having to cope with, as England striker, Danny Welbeck is the latest to have suffered injury at a crucial time for the north London side.

Wenger said: "Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy and Abou Diaby are all back in training but not ready yet. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training as well but won't be available. Welbeck could return."

On Wilshere's possible return, Wenger said the England midfielder has a chance of featuring, as he admitted: "I don't know whether he will be involved yet."

The return of key players such as Wilshere, Debuchy and Arteta comes at an important time for the Gunners, whose intentions of securing a top-four finish have now materialised into a charge at the top-two and an unlikely title challenge.

Their own strong form, which has produced 6 straight league wins and 9 victories in their last ten matches in all competitions, has coincided with City's dramatic slump in form, and given Arsenal a sniff at ousting the reigning champions for second place behind leaders Chelsea.

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