Press conference

Team news: Updates on Mustafi, Ramsey, Walcott

Arsène Wenger discussed the fitness of Shkodran Mustafi, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott at his pre-Newcastle press conference on Friday.

Read on for an update on the trio:

on team news…
Mustafi is back in training today. I don’t know if I will include him tomorrow, it’s still a little gamble and apart from that we will have to see how everybody recovers. We’ll see today in training, but we have no basic problem. Of course Aaron Ramsey will not be available, I said that he will be out for a little longer and that will be maybe three weeks that he is not in contention.

on why Walcott wasn’t picked at West Ham…
He had a little groin problem. He would have been in the squad at West Ham. He will not be available tomorrow I think as well.

on if Walcott’s injury kept him out of Southampton and West Ham…
It’s not a bad one. I think he has a little chance to be available against West Ham [on Tuesday].