Arsene Wenger almost has a full compliment of Arsenal players available for the Gunners trip to Hull City this weekend.
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Mathieu Debuchy is the only confirmed absentee from the squad with a hamstring injury, according to Arsene Wenger who was quoted by Arsenal’s official Twitter account as saying:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 1, 2015
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain finally appears to be fit again after almost two months on the sidelines and has returned to training but, Wenger says, he will not be considered for Monday night’s game due to a lack of match fitness. Abou Diaby has also returned to Gunners training, according to AP journalist Jim van Wijk, though like Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be considered for the match day squad.
AW basically full squad. Debuchy a doubt. Ox and Diaby training again. — Jim van Wijk (@jimvanwijkPA) May 1, 2015
However, an update on Mikel Arteta, who has been out of action since Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in November, was less positive and Wenger was particularly evasive on a specific date when the Spaniard would return to action.
Speaking in his press conference, Arsenal’s official Twitter account quotes the Frenchman as saying: “He’s making progress week by week but he needs more time.”