Wenger confirms double injury boost but key man to miss Tottenham

By on April 28, 2017

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Arsene Wenger has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning and has offered a team news update ahead of Sunday’s trip to Tottenham.

The Arsenal boss gave the latest on Laurent Koscielny and said the defender has a 60-40 chance of playing on Sunday as the initial signs look positive that he hasn’t suffered a serious injury.

Koscielny needed treatment during the closing stages of our 1-0 win over Leicester after landing awkwardly on his knee whilst making a routine headed clearance.

He was able to complete the full ninety minutes and while Kos will need to undergo a late fitness test, there’s still a good chance he’ll be available to face Tottenham this weekend.

His availability will be vital as Wenger also revealed that Shkodran Mustafi is still two weeks away from returning from a thigh injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.

The German international has missed our last three games and is now set to sit out the upcoming matches against Spurs, Man Utd and Southampton, which is a huge blow.

If Koscielny joins Mustafi on the sidelines this weekend, then we’ll be without two of our most senior centre-backs but Arsene says he’d still have enough options to play a back three if he wants.

The boss also gave a positive update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and says the midfielder is fit enough to start after being rested for the Leicester game having picked up a minor foot problem against Man City last weekend.

Here’s what the boss told reporters this morning:


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