Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to start against Leicester City in Friday evening’s Premier League opener, while box-to-box midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in contention.
The midfield duo were a doubt going into this week’s clash with Craig Shakespeare’s side, but according to latest reports they will be at least make the matchday squad. Arsene Wenger will decide on who will start.
Ozil had fluid in his ankle but is now fully fit & will be available to start tomorrow. Ramsey trained today and also in contention to play. pic.twitter.com/KMFNknPPbP
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 10, 2017
It’s a big boost for Arsenal as the Gunners were missing a number of players ahead of the visit of Leicester. Mesut Ozil had sustained an ankle injury that looked to rule him out of Friday’s game, but the German international could now start from the off.
As for Ramsey, the energetic Welshman was back in training for Arsenal but he may only be considered for the bench. In his absence, Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny could make an ironic start, having looked set for a £10m move to Leicester this summer before turning down the Midlands club.
Should Ozil start for Arsenal, I think Danny Welbeck or Alex Iwobi will be taking the bullet, with the pair selected together behind the lone striker in their Community Shield victory over Chelsea.