Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be rested at Arsenal vs Ostersunds match


Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the Europa League last 32 clash against Ostersunds today, but manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will feature in this weekend's League Cup final versus Manchester City.

"He had a good training session but he's a bit short for tomorrow".

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says they're not giving up on finishing in the top four this season.

The Europa League has emerged as perhaps Arsenal's best chance of getting into next season's Champions League, as they are languishing in sixth place in the Premier League, but Wenger said it has already served as valuable experience for some of his academy prospects. The Gunners will hope to win the home game against Ostersunds tomorrow. "Since the start of the season, it's clear", Wenger told a press conference.

"I have two world-class goalkeepers and I decided from the start on to have clarity in the games they play".

Arsene Wenger has opted to choose the Colombia global for every round of the competition thus far, and Ospina is expected to be handed a starting spot at Wembley this weekend. I don't rule him out [of the final] yet.

The Germany worldwide missed sessions on Monday and Tuesday due to ill-health.

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That setback served as a wake-up call for runaway Premier League leaders City who will start as firm favourites to beat Arsenal at Wembley and win the League Cup for the third time in five seasons having triumphed twice under Manuel Pellegrini.

That is due to the respective absences of record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ineligible) and Alexandre Lacazette, the latter of whom Wenger is optimistic will be in a position to return from injury earlier than expected. If Arsenal rattle City, and take their chances in what will probably be a very open game after some initial caginess, they can win.

"I talked to him a few times".

For me @kylewalker2 gave up the privilege of being part of our family, our team and even our rivalries when he left.

"I mean maybe we can improve in every aspect, it doesn't matter if we are strong in one side and weak in the other - I think there are a lot of spaces for improvement".

So, I can quite believe Wenger when said Ozil was in bed.