Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had good news and bad news on the injury front, as Arsenal prepare for crucial clashes in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
The French manager, whose team face QPR on Wednesday, Manchester United next Monday and travel to Monaco on 17 March, revealed that although Aaron Ramsey will return to play for the first time in nearly a month, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini remain sidelined.
Third in the Premier League after their win over Everton, Arsenal will hope to continue their push for next season’s Champions League at Loftus Road.
Wenger added: “Mathieu Flamini is not far away but not close enough. I think he will miss the next two games.”
Another concern is emerging talent Francis Coquelin, who had to be replaced in the 2-0 win against Everton, but Wenger said he should be fine.
“We have to check with the medical people this morning in training to see whether he’ll be available or not, but there’s no obvious reason why he should not be available.”
Abou DIaby, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy remain out.