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Wenger delivered injury update ahead of Premier League clash with Man City


Arsene Wenger has revelaed that four of his Arsenal first-team players have not fully recovered in time for Sunday's control clash with league leaders Manchester City. Arsenal take on Guardiola's side who are argualbly the most in-form side in Europe at the moment.

Wenger quoted via the club's official website as he held his pre-match press conference on Friday, and admitted that four of his first-team players would not be able to feature against City due to a variety of injuries.

Danny Welbeck and David Ospina have been ruled out with groin strains since 16th October, and the pair were thought to be on verge of making return to the first team ahead of schedule.

However, Wenger revealed that the striker and Ospina would be absent from the match against City, and expected both to return to full training during the November international break.

He said: "They are not far, Danny is not far and David is in training as well but the Man City game will come too early for them."

The Frenchman is also facing something of an injury crisis in defence as he copes with the unavailability of a number of senior stars.

Two of the player in question are centre-backs Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers, who are nursing treatment on hamstring and hip injuries respectively.


The boss added that the defensive duo were also not going to be included in the squad that will face Man City but backed them to return to action when Arsenal play Tottenham Hotspur after the international break.

He commented: "City is too early as well for him (Mustafi), we have to be a bit more patient with him. Normally all three should be available after the international break.

"He (Chambers) is back in full training and available after the international break as well."

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