It is definitely a great piece of news for Arsenal, as the latest injury update reported by The Mirror reveals that, despite turning his problem ankle again in the north London derby draw with Tottenham on Saturday, Jack Wilshere has not got a big problem and will be fit for the trip to face Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.
With Arteta and Ramsey already ruled out, that is a huge boost for Arsene Wenger but it does mean that the England international will not be risked against Galatasaray in the Champions League group game on Wednesday. At least that is a home game which the Gunners should dominate, but who will fill the central midfield positions?
Wenger did suggest that Calum Chambers could be brought into that central area as he has done very well at both centre back and right back and proved his attitude is right as well as his versatility. But assuming that Flamini will start, I am not sure if that would make us too defensive. On the other hand, if the manager has got him in mind as possible cover there, a run out to gain a feel for the role before Chelsea could be very useful.
I know that Wenger said Diaby is not ready, but I think that means for 90 minutes, so the Frenchman could start the game, but I think the favourite has to be the Ox, who brings energy and attacking threat. Maybe with him and Ozil ahead of him, Arsenal can put the game to bed and then bring on Chambers to shore up the defence, although the best laid plans often go wrong. What would you do?