Monday, 14 April 2014

Arsenal may be without the services of up to eight first team players
for the premier league home game against West Ham united tomorrow.
Laurent koscielny and Tomas Rosicky will both have fitness tests after
training today according to The mirror. The gunners played 120
minutess of football against Wigan on saturday Wenger knows his team
cannot afford to slip up in the race for fourth.
Wenger said: "I cannot give you complete team
news because many of them have to be
checked today. We have plenty of uncertainties
for muscular problems and fatigue.
"Who could be available who was not in the
squad on Saturday, maybe Rosicky, we'll have
to test him today, maybe Koscielny, we'll have
to test him definitely today.
There are plenty of uncertainties, I have to
make up my mind late on.
"[The] main uncertainties are Monreal who had
to come off. Podolski had a little problem but
I think he will be alright, then Oxlade-
Chamberlain because he was not even supposed
to play on Saturday. Ramsey who had to come
off for muscle tightness. They are the main
"Monreal has a big bruise. It was a dead leg.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is tightness that he had in
his groins before the game.
"Koscielny will be tested today and I have to
decide after training today if I take the risk or
not to start him tomorrow."
Wenger also said Jack Wilshere should be fit before the end of the season.

On fourth spot race, Wenger said "The quality of our
performances, the quality of our spirit and our
focus [makes me think we can finish in the top
"It's down to consistency and we have just to
focus on our results and see where we finish.
"I believe that they have difficult games, and
we have difficult games. We want to focus now
on what we know we can do.
"We have a more complete squad and we want
to win our games, no matter what Everton
does. We want to finish in a strong way."


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