Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Monday’s clash with Newcastle at the Emirates.
Kieran Gibbs remains sidelined with an ankle problem, but Thomas Vermaelen could return to the squad having missed the trip to the KC Stadium.
Other than that the Arsenal manger is reporting a clean bill of health for everyone else involved in that 3-0 win. There’s no place in the squad for Abou Diaby despite his 45 minute run-out with the U21s in midweek, due to the fact he picked up a ‘little groin problem’.
It’s probably just a reaction to the higher intensity of a game versus training, but the chances of him making a first team return were always slim anyway.