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Arsene Wenger: Injury update on Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of crucial home game against Aston Villa


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has no fresh injury worries ahead of today's crucial game against Aston Villa.

The Gunners need a point to secure third place in the table and qualify automatically for next season's Champions League.

A win could also see them leapfrog rivals Tottenham Hotspur in second place but only if Spurs lose away at relegated Newcastle United.

"Mesut Ozil is back in training," Wenger explained.

"[Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain is not back. From Sunday, I think everybody else should be available.

"We are all devastated and very sad [for Danny Welbeck].

"When I say I'm very sad, the whole team is thinking like that. It is surprising news. I expected him to at worse miss the Euros, and that is already bad.

"To be out for such a long time, he had just come back after a year out. You imagine being a 25-year-old professional and you get news like that; we will have to support to him to cope with it.

"He was in the qualifiers as a player.

"He had a good understanding with the rest of the squad and he was versatile because he could play on the flank, through the middle and I believe it is a big loss for England as well."

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