Arsenal Team News: Wenger Confirms Huge Double Boost Ahead Of Liverpool Trip

By on August 24, 2017

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Arsenal will look to bounce back from their defeat at Stoke City last weekend when they take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this morning and he’s given reporters a team news update.

The Gunners’ boss was pleased to confirm a huge injury boost with the news that Alexis Sanchez is now considered fit and available for selection this weekend.

Sanchez returned to pre-season late following his participation at the Confederations Cup this summer but his preparations were disrupted after he suffered an abdominal injury at the start of August.

The Chilean international missed Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Chelsea as well as their two opening Premier League games with Leicester and Stoke.

However, the 28-year-old has worked hard in training this week and Wenger says he’s now back in contention to face Liverpool – although the Arsenal boss isn’t sure whether to start him just yet.

In a double boost, the north Londoners will also welcome Laurent Koscielny back in to the squad after the centre-back completed his three-match ban following his dismissal against Everton on the final day of last season.

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Express:

“Koscielny is available. Sanchez has worked very hard to be back and he is available as well,”

“We have to make that decision [whether he starts]. Overall he looks in a good shape, he has worked very hard. I don’t think he is too much disturbed by all the noises. Players at that level are used to it.”

Arsenal head to Anfield on Sunday afternoon sitting on three points from their opening two league games so Wenger will be desperate to come away with a positive result after slumping to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the Britannia last weekend.

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