Arsenal receive double injury blow ahead of season, players ruled out

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Arsenal team news: Wenger receives double injury scare as star players miss training ahead of Chelsea clash

Arsenal take on their London rivals Chelsea for the Community Shield on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners come into this weekends encounter with an almost fully-fit squad. Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey missed training on Thursday but are expected to play against the Blues.

 “Basically everyone available to choose from,” Wenger told reporters at the pre-game press conference.

“Today in training we didn’t have Ozil, but he should be alright, and Ramsey, who should be alright as well.

“Ramsey had a little muscular problem, and Ozil a a little ankle problem. They will train on Saturday.”

Francis Coquelin meanwhile will miss the Community shield after suffering an injury during the Emirates Cup.

Alexis Sanchez is unlikely to feature after missing training due to a cold. The Chile international’s future at Arsenal is shrouded in mystery after failing to put pen-to-paper on a new deal which expires in under 12 months.

Ozil also has under 12 months left on his deal however, the Germany international has signalled his intent to remain at the north London-based club.

Big-money summer signing Alexandre Lacazette is available for selection. The France international has already shown positive signs after scoring against Sevilla last week.

The Community Shield will be played on Sunday at Wembley stadium, kick-off is scheduled for 14:00 (GMT).

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