Arsenal face anxious wait over three top stars

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed three key players could be missing for tomorrow night's clash with West Ham United, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nacho Monreal and Lukas Podolski all struggling following last weekend's FA Cup semi-final excursions.

Monreal was forced out of Saturday's victory over Wigan Athletic on the hour mark after clashing with Callum McManaman in a passage of play which led to Arsenal conceding a penalty kick, replaced by Kieran Gibbs, who was also a huge doubt to feature at Wembley prior to kick-off.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was also clearly hampered by cramp throughout extra-time on a draining afternoon for Arsenal, with their efforts ultimately rewarded by reaching their first FA Cup final since 2005.

Wenger was forced to take stock of an injury-hit squad this morning ahead of a crunch Premier League London derby against the Hammers, with the prospect of Laurent Koscielny the only silver lining as Arsenal medical staff get set for a busy 48 hours.

In his pre-match press conference for the West Ham match Wenger admitted that all three new injury doubts are struggling to recover, while Tomas Rosicky looks unlikely to recover from the problem which kept him away from Wembley.

The Gunners need maximum points from the Emirates showdown to keep alive their quest to earn Champions League qualification, with Everton providing fierce opposition for that honour and holding a two-point lead in fourth place heading into the final five matches of the campaign.

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