Having missed the trip to Carrow Road on Saturday, L’Equipe are reporting that Laurent Koscielny should return to the Arsenal squad for tomorrow night’s Champions League fixture with Schalke.
The Frenchman missed out with ‘back pain’, but appears to have recovered sufficiently to be considered by Arsene Wenger. The likelihood is that he’ll find himself named a substitute with the manager set to continue with the Vermesacker axis that has, for the most part this season, been pretty solid.
Jack Wilshere, Bacary Sagna and Emmanuel Frimpong all came through 90 minutes against Everton U21s yesterday and could be in contention for a place on the bench.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a real doubt, having picked up a hip injury against Norwich, while Kieran Gibbs has a chance to make his comeback having limped off during the West Ham game a few weeks ago.
Full team news to follow as Arsene Wenger meets the press later ahead of tomorrow’s game.