FULL Arsenal injury list – Everyone back for Chelsea?

Arsenal did very well in the Caraboa Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge despite having half the first team out injured including Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez was left on the bench.

The return leg is in two weeks time and although Alexis may have left by then, according to Arsene Wenger we should have everyone else back (and Sanchez’s replacement in the squad) by the time Chelsea come to the Emirates.

Wenger said yesterday: “From Wednesday night, we had of course Jack, who was injured. We had very good news yesterday morning. I saw him walking normally and his scan was good. He’s not out of the game on Sunday yet, so that is positive news.

“We’ll have Ramsey back in the squad.

“We have an uncertainty over Ozil, who will have a test earliest tomorrow. That at the moment is a bit 50:50. All the other players will still be out for Bournemouth.

“Koscielny next week, Kolasinac next week – though he has a little, little chance to be available. Monreal earliest next week as well.”

And that just leaves Giroud, so Wenger concluded: “He is two weeks away.”

So it looks like we could have everyone back in time for the Chelsea rematch, and most of them could be playing either against Bournemouth tomorrow or at home to Crystal Palace the following weekend. Chelsea are currently still the favourites to get through to the Final, but if we get all these players back, we could have a much better chance….



  1. Nayr says:

    Good to see the main man AARON RAMBO RAMSEY is back.

    He should play as the number 10 against bournemouth.
    free role like he does for wales since there is no sanchez or ozil.


    1. McLov says:

      People can call Ramsey what they want but he’s got 8 assists this season. Twice more than anyone else.

      Another racist incident in the Russian league, this time by Spartak Moscow. I wonder why no one’s after Quincy Promes? Lightning quick winger who has scored 75 goals and assisted another 35 in his 140 appearances in Russia.

      1. jon fox says:

        Russia? A deeply racist country? Well who would have thought it!

    2. Maks says:

      Hello, Nayr, son of Admin, who is boosting likes while not at school.
      You are in love with Ramsey almost like Wenger is. Who do you love else? Ironman, Spiderman, Hulk… 🙂
      You both dnt need anybody to be signed to replace Ozil (if he goes) cos you think Ramsey could play no. 10. Ha hahhahah… he is a perfect new captain of Arsenal – a symbol of the result of Wengers chain of bad decisions.

      1. Nayr says:

        please write something sensible and you will also get some likes.

        and dont use alot of “hahahah” ,makes you look like a mad person.

        1. Maks says:

          Sensible? Ha ha ha
          Ramsey has very nice haircut… I bet you have the same.

          1. Nayr says:

            please wait for my comment in the next article so that you can comment.
            thank you in advance.

          2. Break-on-through says:

            Amazing how people can ignore how well he’s played because of his looks, his hair, or because of whatever. The two best Arsenal players thus far this season have been none other than Ozil and Ramsey. Why does it bother you so much when one of our lads does well, just because he does it in the same position as your fave!. Well I love when Jack and Aaron are killing it, for me it doesn’t have to be one or the other. Am not a hater.

  2. Nayr says:


    since ramsey got injured we have been struggling.

    its criminal the lack of respect ramsey gets from the fans.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      I’ll admit, he was playing very well before his injury (for once), but there’s no way he should be in the team unless Ozil’s out. Wilshere is much better in the CM role, and suits Wenger’s system, whereas Ramsey just doesn’t have the technical ability.

      Ramsey gets a lot of flak because he’s consistently one of our worst performers year after year. I thinks he’s only had one good season in nine! But I don’t blame Ramsey, I blame the man who keeps picking him, and handing him new contracts, and pay-raises willy-nilly!

      1. jon fox says:

        The problem some fans- often including me- have with Ramsey is his inconsistency and over the years his many constant injuries. He has definite qualities, WHEN he is on his game. Running ahead of the attack , late, in Dele Alli fashion(though not as good) can be deadly and hard to stop. And no one else at Arsenal, once Sanchez has soon left, can do this. OR SADLY EVEN WANTS TO, because one thing Ramsey DOES have is guts and work rate and reasonable pace, all these together not given to many. I say we DO need him in the team, though I am the first to understand the frustration many fans feel with him. Is he good enough for a title winning team , then clearly not, but which of our current players are, once Sanchez and probably Ozil have left? FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL OF THIS , IS THAT OUR “MANAGER” IS NOT EVEN GOOD ENOUGH TO RUN A WHELK STALL, LET ALONE A TITLE WINNING CLUB.

      2. Kenny Rolfe says:

        I’m not one for stats, I leave that to Sky Sports and armchair fans but for me Ramsey’s had one good season since his been with Arsenal and that was so long ago I’ve forgot when it was

        1. Maks says:

          I agree Kenny,
          when he is that good like some young fans are convinced where are the offers from Real and Barcelona for Mr. Ramsey?
          Or maybe they know nobody loves Ramsey more then daddy Wenger… so he is ready to sell Alexis, Ozil, Wilshere, you name it… but Ramsey will stay! Ha ha, but not for long not for long… he’s next destination is Milan… Inter Milan. 2019 it is.

          1. Ken 1945 says:

            Did I miss something again?
            I thought Arsene was still trying to keep Ozil, Sanchez and Wilshere?
            He is not ready to sell any of them, just listen to what he says instead of making up things to suit your views.
            Aaron Ramsey has been missed that’s for sure and it doesn’t matter what he has done previously, what matters is what he can do now and in the future.
            By the way Kenny Rolfe reference a previous post, I didn’t realise that I had to name players from when I started supporting the club. I was trying to converse with Jon Fox about how we remembered the past and how there are different ways to express concerns and thoughts about another human being.

          2. Kenny Rolfe says:

            Yeah ok

          3. Kenny Rolfe says:

            Ken1945 A supporter since 1952 and possibly saw Jimmy Logie just the once but can’t remember, he was our biggest star at the time.

          4. Kenny Rolfe says:

            Ken 1945 please go to the bottom of these pages

          5. Ken 1945 says:

            Kenny Rolfe,
            Youseem to have a problem with my recollection. The date of my birth is linked to my tag 1945.
            That makes me 72 now and respect and honesty is how I was brought up.
            I ask others to be the same and when I put something on a site as a comment, I want to know I am being truthfull and respectfull of others.
            This might seem old fashioned to some, but that’s the way it goes.
            Please don’t question my support as I have had a season ticket since the 1970 season in both the west, east stand at Highbury and in the clock end at the Emirates. Before that I would pay to watch from the North Bank, arriving at 12.00 to ensure I stood in front of one of the barriers.
            Maybe you might not be as certain about things when you are my age, but I hope you will not question my support , even if you do not agree with my views?
            Or am I reading your views wrongly?

          6. Kenny Rolfe says:

            You are Ken, I have the utmost respect for your time as a supporter, as I said go to the bottom of these pages for last article

        2. Nayr says:

          ramsey one good season.

          please name one arsenal midfielder who is better than ramsey..
          number of games played
          scoring at crucial moments.

          cazorla=injured always
          wilshere=injured always
          coquelin=no goals no creativity
          elneny=no goals no creativity
          xhaka=less goals and assists than ramsey yet played more games.

          RAMSEY is the best midfielder at arsenal who is not always injured,scores and assits.

          1. Maks says:

            Great competiton he has. If you praised anybody from that list (except Cazorla and Wilshere) as you praised your Spiderman, pardon, Ramsey I would disagree, as well.
            And I see you already sold Ozil. Great unconscious thinking.

          2. Nayr says:

            We have been playing 343 genius.

            in that formation ozil is not a CM.

          3. ThirdManJW says:

            If you’ve been watching Arsenal consistently over the last 9/10 years you wouldn’t be saying how great a player Ramsey is. Not sure how you can compare Ramsey to Santi, who isn’t even available! And let’s not forget that Ramsey gets injured EVERY season!

            Three key points about him:

            1) He’s only lasted this long at Arsenal because he’s one of Wenger’s favourites. Doesn’t matter how poor his form is, or even if he’s not in the right position, Wenger ALWAYS picks him.

            2) Ramsey wouldn’t get into ANY of the top clubs starting XI.

            3) Already mentioned, but our passing game, and quick transitional play suffers with Ramsey because he doesn’t have the technical ability of such players as Cesc, Santi, and Wilshere. Wenger’s beloved system doesn’t operate properly with Ramsey, and it’s so obvious just by watching.

          4. Nayr says:


            1.santi is always injured.how long has he been playing as a CM for you to conclude how worldclass he is.

            2.ramsey is a box to box midfielder with an amazing engine.he was amazing with arteta and has had to change patners countless time..he is now with headless xhaka but still performing.

            3.the reason ramsey isnt even better is because we have a clueless manager..chris coleman knows how to use ramsey even better than wenger.

            give credit where its due..ramsey is a great midfielder.

          5. ThirdManJW says:


            As I already said, Ramsey also gets injured all of the time, in fact, he’s probably spent more time in the treatment room than Santi throughout their Arsenal careers, so I’m not sure why you keep using ‘injuries’ as a reason to beat down on Santi?

            In terms of ability, Ramsey is a million miles away from the Santi. Santi was devastating, and with both feet!

            I’ll agree with you about your point about Coleman using him properly. As we saw at the 2016 Euros, Ramsey was one arguably the best midfielder at that tournament, but that’s not what we see at Arsenal, which is down to Wenger. But even in isolation, you cannot say Ramsey is better than the likes of Santi, or Cesc who previously bossed our midfield.

          6. Kenny Rolfe says:

            At one time, Wenger even played him on the right wing so he could include him in his side, when he plays him central midfield, he leaves a massive hole in the middle, being out of position and as far as being creative, moves continually break down because of his lack of technique

          7. Kenny Rolfe says:

            He gets one or two goals now and again ( 50 in 350 appearances ) because his usually on the edge of the box, but when they break, his no where to be seen.

          8. jon fox says:

            Surely most of Ramseys inconsistencies are down to being so mis used and played out of position. He is of course nowhere near world class. But to be among the better players in todays Wenger team , you only need be not dreadful; many regulars ARE dreadful. Xhaka, Bellerin at defending and as a fullback he is a defender, which some choose to overlook; pretty much ALL our CB’s now that Koscielny has regressed so much. In fact, once Sanchez and Ozil have soon left, apart from Lacazette, Wilshere and possibly Cech-also definitely declining- I would call Ramsey our most useful player. USEFUL, NOT GREAT AND NOT EVEN GOOD MUCH OF THE TIME. This is the standard the ludicrous and idiotic standard Wenger has made us into. Next season , IF the calamity happens and Wenger remains, I truly think we will be 7th-10th. You have to question Kroenkes business acumen as to the future value of his investment, as we are declining so rapidly. If you buy a house, but never maintain it, spend no money on repairs, then over time that house declines in quality.

          9. Tony says:

            I used to think that Ramsey had caught Wenger doing something he shouldn’t be doing and that is why he kept his place in the team – I now think iwobe has something on him! Wengers problem is the fact that he doesn’t seem to realise when players are having a bad run and just keeps picking them. Sanchez has a pass completion rate of just over 60% this year and when he came on on wednesday against chelsea the first six passes he attempted went straight to a chelski player. Cannot wait to see the back of him

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    Great to get players back, but wish ‘everyone’ included Santi. We miss him so much! Shame his career has finished now, but I hope he can make a farewell appearance.

  4. Salmonella says:

    First win the game tomorrow.
    Then think about the Chelsea game

  5. sfgunner says:

    giroud is in the first team?

  6. Nayr says:

    @ Maks do you have always to mention me to get relevance a

  7. Arsenogenic says:

    Ramsey had only one good season in Arsenal? All three FA Cup wins must have in that season then. The man starred in at least two of them, scoring the winning goals.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

    1. Nayr says:

      @ Arsenogenic its amazing someone can say that ramsey has had one good season.

      has been everpresent for us.

  8. sfgunner says:

    when players want to leave to win trophies, willing to go to united or city, what does this say? are we no longer considered a top team in the EPL?

  9. Sue says:

    I will cry if Sanchez AND Ozil go to United

    1. Maks says:

      Yes, but if you read this topic posts there are some who already did find a replacement for them :(…
      …Ramsey our new no. 10 and captain!

      Frack ManUtd !!!

  10. harry says:

    Rambo is our engine. he has won us two fa cups. what else do u want from a box to box midfielder who scores and assists. wilshere can’t score as many goals or assist as many. for me arsenal should buy a good defensive minded midfielder and unleash him together with wilshere and Ramsey.

  11. Nayr says:

    thank you harry.

    i couldn’t put it any better way.


  12. mannir jume says:

    hm arsenal will soon relegated to championship and i will neve insist my junior bro to support arsenal and iam already regret being an arsenal fan

  13. GB says:

    Agree even though he is inconsistent, we do miss Rambo, good box to box mid but lacks discipline sometimes. But, Ozil is a midfielder in whatever formation anyone thinks we may be playing.

  14. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Ken going by your logo I believe that’s when you were born and yes you’d be 7 years old on 1952 so I have no doubt you were a supporter then and you have my utmost respect. I was also 7 when my father started taking me to Arsenal and by the age of 10 I was going with my mates. One of my first games was the 5-4 defeat by the original Busby Babes days before the air disaster, but it was your reference to Mel Charles that made think you didn’t start attending till around 1958/59 when I assume you’d be about 14 years of age. Still no mean feat and as I said before gets my utmost respect. If I was wrong ,I apologise and hopefully you can tell us more stories from the early fifties like when Dennis Evans crash the ball into his own net when he thought the final whistle had gone due to a whistle in the crowd, love to here them.

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      Thanks Kenny Rolfe,
      That means a lot to me and I am sorry if I misread your observations.
      I was trying to illustrate the different type of players we had and who were lucky enough to werar the shirt.
      Like Jon Fox, I would like to sit down and write about my memories and yours sound so vivid you should also do the same.
      One day we should compare and share our memories.
      The most incredulous observation of the present day is how Arsene can divide opinion amongst the supporters. This issue is probably the most contentious in the clubs history(at least in my time). Let’s just debate it in a proper way and respect each others views.
      I still believe my time as an Arsenal supporter will be the most rollercoaster ride ever and I know that, once again, “We Are the Champions” will be ringing around our stadium.
      At the end of the day I don’t care who the board are, who the manager is or who the players are just as long as it’s The Arsenal!!!

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        Ken1945 The great thing about this site is that were all Arsenal fans and our opinions are going to differ but the most important thing is we all show each other respect

        1. Ken 1945 says:

          Kenny Rolfe
          Absolutely, as you say, show each other respect.
          But also, show the topic of conversation respect also (which you and I have done).
          I know we have different views, but I find it so refreshing that we can conduct them in a mature way.

          1. neil says:

            well said Kenny and Ken

  15. Me says:

    People are saying Ramsey is our big hope.
    Same people said the same thing about Wilshere.
    Great players to have in the squad.
    But first choice players to lead Arsenal to success?
    I don’t think so…

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