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Arsenal may have fewer injury concerns heading into this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester City but it is always worth knowing where we stand with who is out and who is not.
Below is a round-up of the latest on most of the players – apart from Shkodran Mustafi – who were not able to make the squad which faced Everton because of fitness issues.
At the beginning of this week, Arsene Wenger revealed that the Welshman is still not ready after already missing the 3-1 triumph over Stoke City because of a hamstring injury. Ramsey, who was ruled out of the start of the season by that same hamstring problem, is likely to face another fitness check-up on Friday to confirm whether he will sit out the Manchester City clash or not.
Debuchy is now two weeks into his recovery period after sustaining an agonizing hamstring problem only 16 minutes into the 3-1 win against Bournemouth, which was his first start for the Gunners in over a year.
The German international was happily welcomed to full training on Monday morning after five months out of action due to a severe knee injury he suffered in pre-season. Mertesacker underwent surgery before a long rehabilitation.
The 21-year-old striker managed to train with the rest of the Arsenal squad for the first time since September after recovering from a stress fracture in his back. Akpom is now expected to feature for the club’s reserves as he works on his match fitness.
The likes of Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla complete the list of absentees but Welbeck in particular, is much closer to making a return after finally resuming some light training just over a week ago.