Arsene Wenger, in his press conference leading up to this weekend's tilt versus fellow London club Crystal Palace, provided updates on the health and statuses of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, and Tomas Rosicky.
on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cazorla…
Next week they will be back maybe, they are not back in full training yet. They are still on fitness work.
on Wilshere and Rosicky…
Jack and Tomas are playing today for the under-21s. They have had no reaction from last Friday’s game and they look alright.
Further, Wenger clarified that everyone who made the squad in last week's draw at West Ham will be available for selection this weekend.
While the Gunners have continued to blow leads as of late and look increasingly like a side lacking confidence, it's hard to see how Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cazorla will usurp a starting incumbent anytime soon. Both players have suffered from a lack of form most of the season, and with each of them having spent a great deal of time on the sidelines they're going to struggle to find those opportunities to shine before the season ends next month.
As for Wilshere and Rosicky's run today, each of them started and featured prominently in the U21 3-1 defeat at Swansea; Rosicky was replaced in the 71st minute, and Wilshere, it appears, played all 90 minutes.