Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) and Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) will not feature tomorrow in Arsenal’s league match away at West Ham, Arsene Wenger revealed today during his customary pre-match press conference:
Mustafi will not be back. We lost Ramsey against Southampton. He will not be available for tomorrow’s game. Everybody else, apart from the long-term injury [to Santi Cazorla], looks available. We have tests this morning to see how they have recovered.
[Mustafi will be out] a little bit longer. He’s out in training, running. The medical staff have decided that he’s not completely ready. Will he be ready for Saturday against Newcastle? Yes.
[Ramsey has] a hamstring injury, but normally [he’ll be out for] a short period. It’s not a big one.
Wenger also noted that he hasn’t made his mind up yet on how he will rotate his squad for tomorrow’s match, if he even opts to rotate at all. His preferred starting XI received eight days off between the Manchester United loss and the Southampton draw, and given that most of the players saw a pretty big dip in form away at St. Mary’s Stadium it wouldn’t shock to see Wenger give his players another chance to regain and retain some sort of consistency on the pitch.