Wenger gives injury update on Ramsey, Wilshere and Rosicky before West Ham clash

PUBLISHED: 09:33 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:45 07 April 2016

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey pulls up with an injury (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey pulls up with an injury (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey could play against West Ham this weekend.

The Welsh midfielder has been out of action since March 8, when he limped off in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull.

He was expected to return after the international break but missed last Saturday’s victory over Watford. The 25-year-old has been training, however, and he is likely to be in the squad for the game at Upton Park.

Mathieu Flamini could also return after a spell on the sidelines, and Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky are set to take part in an under-21 game tomorrow night.

“We have a similar squad, everyone should be available who played against Watford,” Wenger said.

“Ramsey could join in because he had a good training session yesterday. Flamini is available, Wilshere and Rosicky will play on Friday night.

“Oxlade-Chamberlain is still coming back with fitness and he will train with Cazorla. The injury situation is quite positive.”

Wilshere has not featured for Arsenal this season after he suffered a fractured fibula before the start of the season.

Wenger is being understandably careful about bringing the Englishman back into the side, due to his long history of recurring injuries.

“Ideally I would have loved to have him available for the whole season,” Wenger said. “I am a bit cautious because of history, lets not rush it too much.

“He will have a big part in the game tomorrow night and hopefully he will come through it well.”

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