Ahead of this weekend’s crucial away match at Liverpool, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed today that Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny will be available for selection after recovering from their respective injuries, giving the squad a much needed boost in terms of options and quality of bench spots, while Mesut Ozil “should be OK” to play.
Ozil was absent from training today due to an unspecified illness, but Wenger didn’t seem too worried today during his press conference when asked about his influential midfielder.
“We’ll see. I don’t know. He should be OK,” Wenger offered, when asked about Ozil’s status for this weekend’s affair.
Wenger added that Mohamed Elneny will miss at least another three weeks due to an ankle injury sustained on Sutton’s garbage plastic pitch while facing borderline amateurs looking for a fight, and Santi Cazorla – somehow – might play this season, even after having to get skin grafts two months ago to close up dead skin that was refusing to heal his surgical wound.
Arsenal, with a match in hand and a point up on Liverpool, can further cement their top-four contender status with a win at Anfield, whose side is reeling following their comprehensive dismantling at the hands of Leicester City on Monday night. Getting Ramsey and Koscielny back and ensuring Ozil’s health goes a long way towards netting those three very important points at stake.