Arsene Wenger has updated on the latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
The Gunners meet Jose Mourinho’s side in an early kick-off at Stamford Bridge, and Per Mertesacker could come back into the squad after an absence of over a month (including an Interlull). The German last played in the 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace but has been suffering from a serious chest infection since.
However, the manager believes he’s still not quite ready to play, meaning Brazilian Gabriel will retain his place alongside Laurent Koscielny.
Having been left out of the midweek trip to Zagreb, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey return, with both expected to start tomorrow.
Other than that there are no fresh injuries to contend with as Jack Wilshere, Danny
Wilshere Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky remain chained in the basement greedily sucking on an ether-soaked rag as Dr Sawbones O’Toole has at them with rusty implements.