Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Hector Bellerin will miss the North London derby on Sunday.
The Spaniard picked up a groin strain in the 3-0 win over Swansea and was rested for the trip to Munich in midweek. However, the problem is too serious for him to return for the game against Sp*rs. He’s expected back after the Interlull – but we’ve heard that before!
Speaking about Laurent Koscielny, the manager said he ‘might’ be available, while Mikel Arteta will have a fitness test tomorrow to see if he’s fit enough for a place on the bench.
Speaking about the game on Sunday, Wenger said of Sunday’s opposition, “They have always in my memory had strong teams. It will be a tough opponent just like every year.”