Arsene Wenger says that Aaron Ramsey will be assessed today ahead of tomorrow’s game against Swansea, but the expectation is that the Welshman should be available to travel despite a thigh problem.
There are no other injury issues for the manager to contend with, although Mathieu Flamini has a shoulder problem which kept him out of the starting line-up against West Brom in midweek.
The manager also revealed Theo Walcott was ‘realistically five weeks’ away from playing again after undergoing surgery in midweek for an abdominal muscle problem. That leaves him with some decisions to make, with Walcott’s most obvious replacement, Serge Gnabry, unlikely to feature after playing 120 minutes in midweek.
The manager could use Nacho Monreal on the left hand side, or bring back Mikel Arteta into the midfield allowing one of Ramsey or Wilshere to push forward.
Wojciech Szczesny will return to the side having sat out the Capital One Cup game.