Arsenal Team News: Wenger Reveals Duo Will Be Assessed & Confirms Midfielder Blow
Arsene Wenger has revealed that two players will need to be assessed ahead of Arsenal clash with Southampton while he also confirmed a midfielder blow.
Arsenal will look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track when we entertain Southampton at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
Ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this morning and has given reporters a team news and injury update.
The boss revealed that he expects to have all the players who featured during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Burnley available for selection, although he did say that one or two players will have to be assessed.
Wenger didn’t reveal the identity of the players but injury analyst Ben Dinnery suggests that Laurent Koscielny is one of the players in question after the defender picked up a minor knock at the weekend.
The second player could be Francis Coquelin after the midfielder made his first start in over two months on Saturday having only recently recovered from a serious knee injury, but it sounds like Arsene is confident both players will be passed fit.
Unfortunately, Wenger also confirmed the news that Tomas Rosicky has suffered a fresh injury setback after picking up a thigh problem against Burnley.
Rosicky came on as a second half substitute at the Emirates to make his first appearance of the season after missing the entire campaign so far with a knee injury.
However, the Czech international sustained a thigh problem during his 20 minute cameo and while reports suggest he’s facing six weeks on the sidelines, Wenger was reluctant to put a time-frame on his return until Rosicky had undergone further assessment.
The boss is quoted as saying:
Wenger on Rosicky "It is a thigh problem. We don’t now how deep the problem is but he will have a scan." Watch LIVE https://t.co/fh4FyeG5tv
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2016
Wenger: "We have to assess one or two." Includes Koscielny who picked up a minor knock. #AFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 1, 2016
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