Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news update ahead of tomorrow night’s Europa League showdown with Cologne.
As reported earlier, some members of the first team squad sat out training altogether, an indication that they would not be involved, as the manager looks to rotate his squad with Chelsea on Sunday to take into consideration.
“On the injury front we have no big problem,” he said. “There are a few players have some response to playing two international games, like Ozil and Ramsey, who are rested completely.
“Overall the injury situation is not too bad. As I told you in the last press conference, Coquelin is out for three weeks.”
Although he wouldn’t be drawn on whether Jack Wilshere would be selected, the manager had some positive words for the midfielder who is contention to start for the first time since a 4-1 win over West Brom in 2015.
Asked what he needed to do, he said, “First of all to continue with the spirit with which he works. There was always huge pressure to come back as quickly as possible.
“Overall if he can keep calm, focus on his job, he’s on a good way for me. He’s doing well in training, getting stronger and stronger each day.
“Every game is an opportunity for him, and this season is a good opportunity for him.”