Arsene Wenger has confirmed three key players will not be able to feature on Thursday night as Arsenal face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The Gunners will be traveling to Selhurst Park on Thursday, after watching rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea all win on Boxing Day.

In what is likely to be a long race for the top four spots, Wenger will need the services of every single player in his squad as they look to return to the Champions League.

However, ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace, the Arsenal manager has confirmed that the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud will not be able to feature.

“Nacho Monreal I would say hopefully 10 days, Giroud as I said before is four to six weeks, but he is a quick healer so I am hopeful he will be less.” the Arsenal manager said

“Aaron Ramsey should be back at the beginning of January.”

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