Ramsey recovery means Arsenal unchanged for Man United clash?

Arsene Wenger has given another Arsenal injury update ahead of this afternoon’s visit to Old Trafford, and it seems that Aaron Ramsey has shrugged off his knock sustained last week and is fit again to face Man United.

The Welshman was the only possibly absentee from the Gunners starting XI that has taken the field in the last six matches as Wenger has tried to keep our successful run going, and Le Prof has announced that there are no other injured players returning to the squad this week. Arsene said, “We have a squad available that was available recently. Nobody is back. Welbeck is short and I don’t think I’ve forgotten anybody. It’s a similar squad.

He [Welbeck] is short a fraction but is not far away. I would love to have him available but we may have to do it without him.”

When asked about Ramsey, Le Prof replied simply: “I think he will be alright.”

“Mathieu Debuchy has a hamstring problem, he was out training for the first time yesterday. He should be available, maybe, if it all goes well, for the cup final.

“Oxlade-Chamberlain will not play next week and after that there’s only one week to go for the cup final. I think he will be short but you never know. If he can be available for West Brom, maybe that’s the earliest he could be. It’s difficult to predict today.”

Arsenal may have lost the three points last week, but Wenger was pleased with the overall performance against a team that parked the bus. “We played against a team with a 4-6 formation, didn’t play and you’re always frustrated when they manage to get away with a win,” he said after the game.

“On the other hand, we showed a lot of quality but were not very good in our finishing and guilty of giving away a mistake. At the moment we cannot afford that. When you are a defender you cannot give a goal away the way we did with five minutes to go. It’s impossible.

“It is [disappointing] but we should get encouragement. If we have done it for 10 games, we can do it again. We haven’t lost our quality here, so let’s restart on Sunday.

“Of course it makes that game important because the way you respond to a defeat always gives you a big [indication that] the team is strong mentally and that is what is expected of us on Sunday.”

So from that statement it would appear that he is going to give the same team a chance to atone for their sins. We know Man United will not play defensively as nothing less than a win will give them a chance of leapfrogging us into Third Place. We have only lost one game in our last eleven fixtures, so there is no reason we can’t recover from this little blip….

Onwards and Upwards!

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  1. Honest Opinion says:

    I hope son of a bi*ch wilshere f**ks off and Ramsey plays.Wilshere’s return cost us the swansea match.He is bad luck to us.he plays and we lose 90% of time.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Yep. Wilshere cost us the game despite not even being on the pith for most of it. What’s Wilshere ever done to be abused like that? I don’t think he’s good enough to start at the moment, but he’s an Arsenal player, why abuse your own players? No one has to cheer the guy but he’s an Arsenal fan too. He loves the club as much as anyone, don’t see why he gets all the abuse and hate. At other clubs, it’s the ones that come through the youth system that are loved most by the fans. Don’t see why it’s different here.

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Pheew! DybaLa to Juventus looking more realistic… One rumour down a thousand to go!

    3. SoOpa AeoN says:

      @H.O …. We can only hope ur comment is hidden soon enough anyway

  2. Honest Opinion says:

    i hope son of a bi*ch wilshere f**ks off and Ramsey plays.Wilshere’s return cost us the swansea match.He is bad luck to us.he plays and we lose 90% of time.pls play ramsey.

    1. davidnz says:

      Jack and Theo are doing ok
      coming on in the 70th.
      They both been out a long time
      so step by step they will get there.

    2. rkw says:

      Please Ramsey was hopeless against Swansea … But with ozil and cazorla beginning to click,it is obvious we need a fast attacking option that can play off their vision …. Giroud while a useful player against certain teams can’t do that and Walcott is a waste of space and money … Dybala might have been and Pedro probably is ( though not a big fan and anyway don’t think he’ll leave) Lucas might be or reus … But wenger better find someone decent for that position if we want to take on chelski and an improved man utd next season

    3. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Seems like u just ain’t satisfied … Tiz ur 2nd attempt (duplicate)

  3. davidnz says:

    Stay with the same team. 🙂

  4. Honest Opinion says:

    Those who thumbed me down go and lick Wilshere’s a**hole clean.I hope he will shower u all with his manjuice.

    1. sollygunner says:

      I thumbed you down because your a complete helmet and your comment was ridiculous

  5. Admin deal with this drunk fool @Honest opinion

  6. Twig says:

    We still lack efficiency in the final third. Ozil is not known for his scoring, Cazorla only manages to draw great saves from keepers, and Giroud will only give you 15-20 goals a season. If we’re to win the league, our efficiency must dramatically improve.

  7. Redeye says:

    If Rambo starts on the wing we lose, simple as that

  8. Redeye says:

    It’s not really giroud fault either because both ramsey and alexis comes inside. And we all know that for giroud needs crosses in the box. He hasn’t scored since Rambo on the wing. I think one goal but that was against liverpool when they were already beaten, and he made that goal on his own.

  9. Redeye says:

    Bolasie destroyed liverpool yesterday, has everything, power, pace, work rate, technique, flair, goals would be perfect for arsenal. He looks like he is really improving and is better than what we have except sanchez. Hope we swap Walcott for him.

  10. Mick The Gooner says:

    I’m confused. Is Rooney playing today or not? I heard he is injured but now I’m hearing he isn’t.

  11. what will be,the excuse of losing today mr Wenger! the job of selecting a team is for the manager but, I understand there are alot of under18s in this site who think they can dictate the line up.

    1. DC Gunner says:

      Maybe we should actually wait for the game before assuming excuses will be needed? Unlike Swansea and Chelsea, MU can’t park the bus because they have to win to have a shot at 3rd. That gives us the opportunity to play a more counterattacking style, and United doesn’t have the likes of Cahill and Terry on the back line.

      Optimistic for a draw at least, hoping for 3 points and a second half Swans goal to create a 2-2 draw.

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