Arsene Wenger has given an update on the battle-weary legs of his Arsenal squad as they prepare for tomorrow afternoon’s clash with Manchester City, the club’s third game in six days.
Speaking to assembled media at London Colney this morning, the boss said his players were feeling ‘alright’ after draining games against Everton and Napoli, however, Bacary Sagna – who’d been tipped to return – will undergo a fitness test later today on his troublesome hamstring later today.
“Yesterday the players came in, everybody felt alright,” said the boss. “We have doubts about Sagna. He has a test today.”
It’s expected that Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere will come into the starting line-up having been on the bench in Naples, while Theo Walcott will be chomping at the bit for a first start since returning from his abdominal problem.
“It took Walcott a while to get back to full power but he is looking stronger this week,” continued the boss.
Lukas Podolski, who has been involved in first team training for a week, looks set to miss out this weekend though with the boss claiming the German is still ‘short’ of fitness.