By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes he is well-equipped in defence to deal with the loss of Bacary Sagna.

Arsenal will be without the French international for a minimum of three months after he fractured a fibula in the defeat at Tottenham.

But the manager says he has ample options to replace Sagna at right back for Sunday’s visit of Sunderland, with Carl Jenkinson the man most likely to feature.

“I think it is more down to Jenkinson because [Francis] Coquelin has never been at ease as a right back,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He is not somebody who likes to play at right back and his confidence is not high there.

“We have Jenkinson and we have Koscielny who has been educated as a right back. Djourou can play there too. Koscielny was always a right back, so he can play there.

“Even Santos can play there I think so we have plenty of possibilities.”

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13 Oct 2011