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The Welshman has been out since Boxing Day and was expected to make his return next week against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final but instead could feature against Everton on Sunday.
“Aaron and Nacho Monreal are back training with the squad, so that is good news. Hopefully they will be available for Sunday. Diaby is back on the pitches, so that is good news.”
However there is no word yet on a comeback date for Mesut Ozil or Laurent Koscielny:
“At the moment that is all because the other injured players are not back, not Wilshere, not Ozil. Everybody else is alright. He [Koscielny] is still out. The earliest [he will be back] is next week, the latest is the week after. They [Wilshere and Walcott] are alright, they are doing well. It is still early for them, of course for Theo the season is finished and Jack is progressing well. The FA Cup will be too soon for him [Ozil], but he will hopefully be back soon after that.”
Former Arsenal hero Jens Lehmann has been singing the praises of their record signing Mesut Ozil - who has struggled in the second half of the season.
The fellow German also reiterated claims that a lack of a winter break is the problem:
“Mesut Ozil will be a big success at Arsenal. You have to remember that every player who has come from abroad needs to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League. You don’t know how your body is going to react after the winter period. In no other league is it so hard to play throughout the whole season. You get a little break in Spain and Germany. It’s his first season at Arsenal, but he’s a fantastic player.”
Arsenal are reportedly looking at deals for Marcos Rojo and Mario Mandzukic. The deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Rojo seems surprising considering he is also a left-back.
Mandzukic however, a striker, seems a very likely option.
Meanwhile Arsenal are said to be considering reigniting a move for Mirko Vucinic of Juventus.
The Montenegrin striker was linked with a move to The Emirates in January but this summer they may revisit the £10m rated striker as an option.