Arsene Wenger has issued further information on the fitness of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.
Ramsey’s return from injury has been further delayed, with Wenger believing that he could miss Wales’ next two World Cup qualifiers in October.
The Welsh midfielder injured his hamstring on the opening day of the season, with Wenger calling it a “slight grade one tear”.
“No new injuries,” Wenger said, who explained that Giroud would have a fitness test before the Chelsea game, and could be fit.
But on Ramsey, the Arsenal manager was less optimistic.
“I don’t think he’ll be available for our next game,” he said, also saying he was “a bit more cautious” as Ramsey was behind schedule on his recovery.
“I don’t think Ramsey will be available before the international break.
“Ramsey is still struggling with hamstring and I don’t think that he will unavailable for Basle or Burnley. He is not far but we have to be cautious with him.”
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