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Arsene Wenger: Injury update on Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere and Arteta


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says midfielder Jack Wilshere will be in the squad to face Reading in Saturday's FA Cup action.

An ankle problem kept the Englishman out of the sidelines for more than five months but he is expected to be in the starting line-up after featuring for the Under-21 side earlier this month.

He joins goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny who will continue in goal for FA Cup games this season.

"We have a big squad available for selection," Wenger said.

"We just have [Mikel] Arteta [match fitness] and [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain [groin] unavailable. Everybody else should be alright.

"[Oxlade-Chamberlain] is at least two weeks away. [Jack Wilshere] has improved physically and I think he is available for selection on Saturday.

"[Wojciech] Szczesny [will play ] on Saturday. He he has played in the last round. This season he has played at Man United and he had a very good performance.

"I believe it's important that the two goalkeepers get competition and he will get competition in the FA Cup now, as long as [David] Ospina plays in the Premier League."

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