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Wenger: Arteta, Gibbs not ready for Leicester

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Clive Mason

According to Arsene Wenger in today's press conference, Arsenal will face newly-promoted Leicester City on Sunday without the aid of captain Mikel Arteta and left back Kieran Gibbs:

Arteta will certainly be short for Sunday. Kieran Gibbs as well. I don't think we have any injuries from Wednesday night against Besiktas.

--  Arsenal.com

Aaron Ramsey will be back in the squad, as he was merely suspended for the Besiktas tie on Wednesday. Wenger also had news on the team's other long-term injuries, noting that backup keeper David Ospina is back in training but "probably short" for Sunday still and that Serge Gnabry is still a ways out from being "back in the group". And clearly Olivier Giroud is going to be unavailable as well.

If one had to guess, then, one might surmise a similar lineup to the group that took on Besiktas midweek, with Ramsey coming back into the side in place of either Mathieu Flamini or Jack Wilshere, or possibly Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. One hopes that whatever the case, Mesut Özil gets to play more centrally than he has lately.

We'll have more for you ahead of Leicester on Sunday as things develop.