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BANG – Ramsey back in Arsenal squad for Everton

This is the news that every Arsenal fan has been waiting for since the start of the year. Aaron Ramsey, the player who was voted as Player of the Month by Gooners for the first four months of the season, Super Aaron Ramsey, is back in the Arsenal squad to face Everton on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com an injury update and it really is a massive boost to the Gunners’ hopes for the rest of the season. There is more good news about Nacho Monreal, as the Spanish left back is also back in the squad for Sunday, but none of the other injured Gunners are ready yet.

Full Arsenal injury update – The nightmare continues!!

Well Arsenal could certainly do with a bit of good news after an embarrassing mauling against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. And there is no time for Arsene Wenger and the players to lick their wounds, because we have Tottenham, Everton and Man United closing in on us for a fourth place finish and the final spot in the Champions League.

Arsenal really needed some good news on the injury front. But surprise, surprise, the news is anything but good. Not only is our best player of the season, Aaron Ramsey, still not back in training after picking up an injury on Boxing Day and having setbacks to his recovery ever since, but we have now lost arguably our best defender as well.

Arsenal really need double red card appeal boost

Amidst all the awful performances by the Arsenal players and the terrible 6-0 defeat to the worst possible manager on the worst possible day, referee Andre Marriner took some of the heat off Arsenal by making a lughably poor decision to send Kieran Gibbs off for handball when it should have been Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

So it is no surprise to hear that Arsenal are appealing the one match ban handed down to Gibbs, but it is more of a surprise to hear that they are appealing against the sending off anyway. I didn’t realise this, but the FA have given Chamberlain the ban he would have received. I didn’t think they could do that after the game if the ref had made a mistake, but they have done.

Arsenal given triple injury boost ahead of Spurs clash

With Arsenal groaning under the weight of a growing injury list and heading to White Hart Lane for a game which could see them rejoin the title race or get sucked into a fight for fourth place, Arsene Wenger has delivered some very welcome news to Arsenal fans in his pre-match press conference.

Three of the players who were doubtful for the Tottenham game have come through fitness tests and are available to play. The most important of the three, in my opinion, is the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal. The 28-year old has recovered from the foot problem picked up a few weeks ago and will certainly start unless Kieran Gibbs comes through his own test, but that seems unlikely.

Arsenal facing injury crisis ahead of Bayern and Spurs

As if a Champions League game away to the current holders Bayern Munich was not a daunting enough task, Arsenal may have to attempt it without some key players. Arsene Wenger is already having to cope without Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey< kim Kallstrom and Jack Wilshere and now he could have a serious problem in defence.

With Nacho Monreal already having picked up a foot injury against Sunderland, the last thing Arsenal wanted was to lose Kieran Gibbs. According to Sky Sports, however, that is a very real prospect. The Englishman was replaced towards the end of the Everton game on Saturday after picking up a calf problem. He didn’t train today and I’m sure that Wenger won’t risk him if he is not right, especially with a massive derby coming up at Tottenham on Sunday.

Full Arsenal injury update with Koscielny a doubt for Everton

It has been the story of the season for Arsenal; injuries, injuries and more injuries. And with a lot of the Gunners involved in international friendly games last night, there was always the possibility that Arsenal would be hit again.

As well as Jack Wilshere taking a painful whack to his foot, which could bruise, swell up or somehow put him out of Saturday’s game against Everton, Laurent Koscielny is also a worry. He didn’t play for France last night, but according to L’Equipe it was more of a precautionary measure after the defender felt a tweak in his hamstring during training. It can’t have been too bad because he was on the bench.

Can Vermaelen solve Arsenal’s left-back crisis?

Is Vermaelen able to play at left back for the Gunners? by Ash

It may have been a while since we last saw Thomas Vermaelen ply his trade for Arsenal however he has been named fit enough to make the team squad that will play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.

Vermaelen’s Arsenal career has had doubts cast over it for the past year ever since he picked up a number of recurring injures that eventually led him to lose his place completely within the Arsenal set up. Despite being club captain, Vermaelen has already hinted at making a move away from Arsenal this summer, although a counterargument has also stated that he later confirmed that his statement was misinterpreted and manipulated to cause rumours.

Full Arsenal injury update is all good news

It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, was still unavailable. So of course the third player, Laurent Koscielny, had to be a defender as well.

Full Arsenal injury update with Gibbs, Koscielny and Monreal

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that Arsenal have had one or two problems with players getting injured this season. So it was probably no surprise to see Kieran Gibbs have to be replaced early in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, and then his replacement Nacho Monreal went off at halftime against Sunderland, closely followed by Laurent Koscielny.

The 4 reasons Arsenal must be wary of Sunderland

Arsenal have come through a horrible period of games a little bumped and bruised but in miraculously good shape, mentally and physically. The Gunners have a tough job to do in Munich but it could have been much worse. They have got a home tie in the FA cup quarters and are somehow still just one point off the top of the Premier League.

Arsenal player ratings for Bayern defeat – Koscielny MOTM

Arsenal 0 – 2 Bayern Munich player ratings by KJ

Arsenal boss hints at no changes for United clash

After Arsenal slumped to a shocking defeat at the weekend, many football pundits and Arsenal fans have been calling for, or expecting, Arsene Wenger to make some sweeping changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s huge game.

Manchester United are the visitors to the Emirates and it is safe to say that both teams are in a bad way and desperately need of a win. But to be fair, David Moyes and United are in a much worse place than we are right now. Another defeat for us tonight will make it very difficult to win the Premier League, although Chelsea and Man City have both let us off the hook recently, whereas a loss for United almost consignes them to fighting for a Europa League place.