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Team news: Kolasinac, Monreal, Giroud, Ramsey

Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup opener against Nottingham Forest.

We were without Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny for Wednesday’s visit of Chelsea, and the boss has given us the latest ahead of our third-round tie at City Ground:

on the latest team news…
Basically we still have the injuries we had for the Chelsea game, nobody will come back.

on who will miss out…
So you have Kolasinac, Monreal, Giroud, Ramsey, Koscielny all out. It will be a similar group of players. Some of those who played against Chelsea will play again, but also some fresh players will come in.

on how much he will rotate…
I will rotate a little bit because we have also come out of a very high-loaded period. We played three big games in six days and twice we were away, followed by a big game at home. We have to keep our level of focus, of urgency, because the third round is very difficult especially when you play away from home against a Championship team. We play on Wednesday again, so I have to rotate a little bit.

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