Arsenal have no new injuries following their Champions League exit to Monaco according to Arsene Wenger as his side prepare to face Newcastle this weekend.
The Gunners could get a slight fitness boost with Tomas Rosicky set to return to the squad after sitting out the last few games through illness.
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However, there was less than positive news with the team’s ongoing injuries; Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are not set to return to action for another three weeks whilst the Arsenal manager was evasive on the current status of Jack Wilshere.
The England midfielder went under the knife for the second time this season in February for a minor ankle operation, one that Wenger said would take “days not weeks” to recover from.
However, almost three weeks since he made those comments and Wilshere has still not featured for the north London side.
Discussing the 23-year-old, Wenger is reported to have said: “He is still a few weeks away”.
The Arsenal manager also hinted that there could be a number of changes to his starting XI at St. James’ Park given the exertions of his players after consecutive games against West Ham and Monaco.