Team news: Arteta, Ramsey, Monreal

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

Arsene Wenger has revealed the following team news ahead of Arsenal's first Premier League game of the season.

on Mikel Arteta…
It could be as long [as six weeks] but honestly we don't know yet. We have to check the severity with the doctor.

on whether the international players came back fit…
Yes. We had no major problem. I didn't see Cazorla because he came back late last night [Thursday] but he texted that he was alright.

on Ramsey's fitness ...
Yes, he missed two training days this week but since yesterday he looks alright..


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on Nacho Monreal (back)…
He should join up with the squad for full training in 10 days. He is out for the weekend of course.

on Thomas Vermaelen (back)…
It is a while longer for him. It is difficult to put a timescale on it but it will be a bit longer. He is progressing OK.

on Abou Diaby (knee)…
It is longer still for him but again the timescale is difficult. He is a few months in and it was expected to be nine months.

on Ryo (rib)…
He is close and he should be back with the training group next week.

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