Tomas Rosicky is a big doubt for Saturday’s game with Norwich meaning Jack Wilshere, who is 90% likely to be available, could be thrown straight in the deep end again.
Giving an update to Arsenal.com on the status of his squad Arsene Wenger revealed that the Czech midfielder, who was Arsenal’s match winner last time out with a brace against West Brom, has a hamstring problem.
“The other uncertainty we have from last Saturday is Tomas Rosicky, who has a little hamstring irritation. His involvement is yet to be decided as well but it’s fair to say that he is a big doubt for Saturday.”
In better news Wilshere, who has been sidelined as a precaution for the last month, and Theo Walcott, who hurt his pelvis on international duty, are back in contention.
“Jack has joined normal training since Wednesday and Theo should join in tomorrow,” confirmed the boss. “They are 90 per cent available for Saturday.”
The only other player certain to miss the visit of the Canaries is the suspended Per Mertesacker. It means Thomas Vermaelen will return to the starting line-up partnering Laurent Koscielny.