Arsene Wenger is preparing to welcome back a fully fit Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny from injury within seven days of each other - news which should significantly boost Arsenal in the season’s final sprint.
Ramsey made his first appearance in over three months last weekend, coming on as a substitute in the defeat to Everton, and remains the second leading scorer for Arsenal this season. Ozil, meanwhile, has not played since he sustained a torn hamstring against Bayern Munich and Koscienly injured his calf during the thrashing against Chelsea.
But Wenger has confirmed that all three should be available to return to the Arsenal starting line-up by the time they meet Hull City in the Premier League a week on Saturday, with Ramsey ready to face Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend.
“Aaron Ramsey is ready to start against Wigan,” Wenger told his Thursday press conference. “Ozil could be back next Saturday, Koscielny could be back for Tuesday.”
The collective influence of these three could provide the fillip Arsenal require as the club look to arrest their recent slide a confirm a place in the coveted Champions League positions. The Gunners have won only once in their last six league games, a run that has included humblings and Chelsea and Everton, and the club’s top four fate is now out of their hands.