EFL Cup: Giroud To Return; Iwobi, Lucas To Start Vs Reading

EFL Cup: Giroud To Return; Iwobi, Lucas To Start Vs Reading

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that Olivier Giroud could feature against Reading in Tuesday's fourth-round English Football League Cup tie at the Emirates.

 

Giroud's last game for Arsenal was their 3-0 win against Chelsea in September as he has been sidelined due to injury.

 

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's game, Wenger however ruled out a return for Aaron Ramsey.

 

He also revealed that Santi Cazorla will not be in the team against Reading.

 

"I think Olivier will be included, but for Aaron it is too early although he is back in full training now.

 

"Cazorla will not be available, but it looked after the game that apart from some tired legs and disappointed minds, we had nothing else to declare," Wenger said in his pre-match press conference on Monday.

 

Wenger revealed that Alex Iwobi, Lucas Perez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will feature for Arsenal.

 

"It will be a similar squad to against Nottingham Forest. We will have Gabriel, Holding, Jenkinson will be back and will play. Jeff Reine-Adelaide will play, otherwise I think Iwobi, Lucas, Oxlade-Chamberlain will also play. Gibbs – who captained the team at Forest – will do it again on Tuesday."

 

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