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Myriad of Injuries for Arsenal for Wigan Game

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The squad looks starkly thin as the FA cup Semi-Final game against Wigan approaches

Michael Regan

Speaking on the upcoming game against Wigan, Arsene Wenger detailed the state of injuries for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere's situation is said to be "going well" though the midfielder is still unable to run at this time, something that he should start doing by next week. Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny are both still out with respective injuries as the manager states:

"Ozil and Koscielny are still out. I think the earliest to come back for Koscielny could be Tuesday and for Ozil it could be next Saturday. That would be a boost because at the moment we have too many players out and it's important we get them back. We know that at this period of the season, the number of players we had out is too many."

The most concerning news is that Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky could all be out due to injuries to the groin, ankle and thigh respectively. The boss listed each player as 50-50, stating that they will all be subject to late fitness tests to see who can participate in the game. If they are unable to, especially with Ox and Rosicky, it would leave Arsenal incredibly thin for a very important game in Arsenal's last chance at silverware this season.

The good news is that Aaron Ramsey is fully fit and will start, he looked very dangerous in his substitute role in the Everton loss. Fabianski, who is the league cup and FA cup keeper is also penned in to start in goal, a decision that suitably rewards him for his string of great performances. Also, Diaby will be back in full training next week.