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Wenger has midfield injury issue for West Ham fixture

Arteta, Coquelin and Rosicky are all out with injuries, giving Arsene Wenger a problem in midfield Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski are available for Arsenal's Premier League game against West Ham after they overcame their respective illnesses.

Manager Arsene Wenger has a problem in midfield as Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (hamstring), and Tomas Rosicky (calf) are all out.

Defensive midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) will have a test, but forward Gervinho is away at the African Nations Cup and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski out with a foot injury.

Provisional squad: Szczesny, Gibbs, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Sagna, Cazorla, Diaby, Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud, Mannone, Koscielny, Ramsey, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santos, Arshavin, Jenkinson.

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