Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces fitness test ahead of Manchester United trip

 

Friday 02 November 2012 11:06
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Wenger sees Oxlade-Chamberlain as a future central midfielder
Wenger sees Oxlade-Chamberlain as a future central midfielder

Arsenal head to Manchester United tomorrow reporting no fresh injury worries from their thrilling midweek Capital One Cup win at Reading.

England midfielder Jack Wilshere and full-back Bacary Sagna are both likely to be in contention, but forward Theo Walcott - whose hat-trick helped the Gunners comeback from 4-0 down to win 7-5 - may be back on the bench after playing all 120 minutes at the Madejski Stadium.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip) faces a fitness test, but winger Gervinho (ankle) will be out for around three weeks, while defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh), first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (ankle), midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) all continue their rehabilitation.

Provisional Squad: Mannone, Santos, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Sagna, Ramsey, Cazorla, Arteta, Wilshere, Podolski, Giroud, Martinez, Jenkinson, Walcott, Arshavin, Koscielny, Coquelin, Chamakh, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

PA

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