The latest injury news today should cheer up Arsenal fans, as it has been revealed that Francis Coquelin is likely to be ready to play against QPR tomorrow, but also the fact that Aaron Ramsey has returned to the fold after a few weeks enforced rest.
Ramsey was the star of last campaign and has failed to reach those heights this season, but hopefully he can now improve again as we come down to the end-of-season games. He can hardly play any worse than Alexis Sanchez at the moment. In the last seven games our Chilean star has looked out of sorts and has failed to hit the target in any of them.
As often happens, stars that come in from Spain or Germany tend to suffer after our fixture-congested Christmas schedule after years of being allowed a rest in the winter break in other countries. Alexis’ stats show a distinct drop in form since his two goals against Stoke back in January and it would be very prudent of Wenger to give him an enforced rest ahead of the big games on the horizon.
Theo Walcott is back, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is also a possible replacement for Alexis, but I have a feeling that Wenger will be using Ramsey to fill the gap and give Sanchez a break.
Who do you think could do his job if he is rested?