Arsenal morning news: 'Lampardish' Ramsey, Morata talks and supplements to blame for injuries

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All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates this morning.

Arsene Wenger has raised his own personal concerns over what might be causing the high rate of muscular injury at the club.

The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott have all suffered long layoffs this campaign - and while the bad luck suffered by the likes of Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby cannot be explained, Wenger offered his own explanation on this matter:

"Some of them [muscle injuries] are down to the medication that the players take that you don't even know about. Then you realise afterwards that they took this medication but that's not prudent. He added that certain medication could affect the liver and then it "doesn't work as well ... the toxins don't go as quickly out of the body as they should and they [the players] get tired".

It appears he is relating to nutritional supplements such as creatine.

Arsenal have reportedly held fresh talks over a potential deal to bring Alvaro Morata to the club.

The Spanish striker is currently a bench player at Real Madrid and Madrid are now said to be considering selling him - should they have a buy-back option in his contract.

Wenger tried to bring him in in January.

Arsenal welcome back Aaron Ramsey for tomorrow’s game against Everton - and Arsene Wenger has compared the player to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

“The number of goals he has scored is tremendous for a midfielder. He turns up in the box and he is a bit ‘Lampardish’. He gets in the box at the right moment. He is cooler in his finishing now. Before, he always rushed his final ball and he was a bit nervous.”

A rather unusual story now - as a former Arsenal player is reportedly now a Jihadist fighter in war-torn Syria.

The player, from Portuguese origin, was filmed and the footage was posted on a Russian website this week.

Going by the name Abu Issa Al-Andalusi there is no official word as to his name whilst on the books of Arsenal.

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