Arsenal look set to receive a massive boost in time for their clash against Stoke. Boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini are in line to return from injury for the game this weekend.
The Gunners have had terrible luck when it comes to injuries this term, but it looks as though the tide could be turning. Wenger said: "Mathieu Flamini could be back, Aaron Ramsey has a little chance. Nobody else. Mikel Arteta will be longer."
"I think Flamini should be available for selection and maybe Ramsey has a little chance to be back."
Ramsey hasn't played for Arsenal in around a month with a hamstring complaint while Flamini has been absent for the last two games. The Frenchman has also confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be fit to start despite limping off in the Gunners' 2-0 win over Hull yesterday.
Arsenal out of the race for Cech
Arsenal target Petr Cech won’t be on the move in January according to Jose Mourinho. There has been plenty of speculation about the future of Wojciech Szczesny after he was dropped yesterday, and the Gunners were reportedly eyeing a move for Cech as a replacement along with Liverpool.
"No chance," was the Special One's reply when quizzed about the chances of Cech leaving in January.
The Gunners have also been linked Mattia Destro but AC Milan are now in the driving seat after launching a £12 million bid.
Wenger delighted with cup win
Arsene Wenger said he was pleased with his side’s FA Cup win against Hull yesterday which put them in the hat for the fourth round draw tonight. The Frenchman also singled out the in-form Alexis Sanchez for praise.
He is lively and always dangerous,' said Wenger of the £32million summer signing from Barcelona.
'Alexis has a change of direction, is incisive and penetrating, and has also a good fighting spirit.He has a good combination of what you want to see from top players - that means being ready for a fight and talent.'