Arsenal handed double injury boost ahead of QPR clash


Ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Loftus Road in midweek to take on relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey is available for the game while Francis Coquelin could also feature. jack Wilshere however is still recovering from the procedure he has had to stop discomfort to his ankle.

Wenger said, “Coquelin will certainly need a protective mask if he plays.” Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League standings, a point ahead of Manchester United and three of Liverpool who are in fifth.

With the business end of the season arriving, Wenger believes, “It’s very tight. Man City are four points ahead and there are plenty of people chasing us in the top four. It’s down to consistency.” Wenger also believes that QPR who are battling to stave off relegation will give the Gunners a tough fight.

When asked about QPR manager Chris Ramsey, Wenger felt that, “It’s a difficult job. The most unenviable job is to fight not to go down down. It’s a fight against fear.”

Arsenal fans though won’t be able to witness their January signing Krystian Bielik in the first team at least this season. Wenger though stated that the pole will play for the Under-18’s tomorrow.

On Gabriel Paulista’s dominating performance against Everton on Sunday, Wenger said, “We bought him to hold down a regular place and that’s the target.”

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