By Richard Clarke
William Gallas and Kolo Toure are back for the trip to West Ham on Sunday.
The Ivorian injured his shoulder against Everton last Saturday and missed the game at Fenerbahce in midweek while the Frenchman was absent for both because of a hamstring problem. However the pair are set to return for the game at Upton Park.
In addition, Bacary Sagna (knee) is in line to make his comeback against Tottenham next week.
“It looks like Kolo Toure and William Gallas will be available while Sagna could be available for Wednesday,” Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.
The Arsenal manager also clarified his comments over the return of Eduardo. At the AGM on Thursday, Wenger said the Croatian striker is "three weeks away from playing competitive football".
Speaking to the Club’s official website later on, he said: “What I mean by competitive football is joining in completely with a normal training session. After that he has to come back to match-fitness. But he is ahead of where we expected him to be and that is fantastic news.”
Arsenal TV Online subscribers can see the full video interview on Friday morning. In it, the Arsenal manager talks about:
- The win at Fenerbahce
- Why qualification is nearly ‘job done’
- Resting players later on in the group
- The big teams qualifying early
- Meeting Stan Kroenke at the AGM
- His ‘reasons to be cheerful’
- Defensive stability
- The long-lasting effects of the Hull game
- Financial instability at West Ham
- If Gianfranco Zola is ‘too nice’ to be a manager