first_img Top articles PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Arsenal receive Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal injury boost but still sweat on Granit Xhaka’s fitness More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard featured on the left-hand side of a back three in the recent wins over Rennes and Manchester United and, like Ramsey, returned to first team training yesterday.Xhaka’s availability for the visit of Rafael Benitez’s side is less certain, however. The Switzerland midfielder was substituted with 10 minutes remaining of his nation’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark with an abductor injury on Tuesday.‘Xhaka could not stay on the pitch,’ Swiss manager Valdimir Petkovic said afterwards. ‘He asked me ten minutes before to be replaced. ‘Granit had abductor problems, he could not do any more.’Arsenal failed to include news of the 26-year-old’s recovery in their injury bulletin on Friday morning ahead of Emery’s pre-match press conference.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Aaron Ramsey missed both of Wales’ matches over the international break (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal will both be available for Arsenal’s match against Newcastle on Monday but Unai Emey is still sweating on the fitness of Granit Xhaka.Juventus-bound Ramsey had been largely frozen out by Emery earlier in the season but is re-establishing himself as a crucial component of Arsenal’s midfield as he enters the twilight of his Gunners career.The 27-year-old missed both of Wales’ matches with a thigh strain during the recent international break but returned to first team training on Thursday ahead of the Premier League resumption.Monreal, meanwhile, had been nursing a calf injury and did not fly out with the squad which embarked on a five-day warm weather training camp which culminated in Tuesday’s 3-2 friendly win over Al Nasr in Dubai.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More / Read More Skip Ad Full Screencenter_img Read More Advertisement Read More Skip Video Settings 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1 min. story Comment SPONSORED Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Mar 2019 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Coming Next Advertisementlast_img

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