Team news: Ox, Ramsey, Koscielny, Cech

Arsène Wenger has revealed the latest on his team ahead of West Ham’s visit to the Emirates on Wednesday.

The manager discussed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Petr Cech. Here’s what he said:

on team news…
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey have a test today, and we will see if they can be involved. I think there’s a good chance they will be back in the squad. Apart from that, we lost Laurent Koscielny. For how long? I don’t know.

on Koscielny’s injury…
It’s an Achilles problem. If he’s ruptured a few fibres of his tendon, it could be a few weeks. If it’s just an inflammation, he could maybe be available for selection next week against Crystal Palace. At the moment, I think he has a scan today and we’ll know much more tomorrow.

on if Mertesacker is available…
He is available to play, yes.

on Mertesacker…
He’s been out for a long, long time. But he’s been available now for a while, for a long time. He’s worked very hard. Physically, he’s ready but he lacks competition.

on Cech…
He’s unavailable for tomorrow.

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