By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger should select from an unchanged squad for the home game with Fulham on Saturday.
The only doubt is Samir Nasri, who picked up a slight knee injury against Wigan on Tuesday. If, as expected, the Frenchman recovers then Wenger will have similar resources to those he used at Aston Villa last weekend.
The recovering Robin van Persie got another run-out against Wigan in midweek but the manager is unsure if he is ready to start in the Premier League.
“Nasri has got a knock from Tuesday night,” Wenger told Arsenal TV Online on Thursday morning. “It is a knee problem but he should be alright. Apart from that, we do not have any fresh players injured.
“There are no other ins or out. Diaby and Vermaelen are not available. Fabregas (hamstring) is still injured so it will be a similar squad to the Aston Villa game.
“I will see how Robin recovers [before deciding whether to start him]. I rotate a bit from game to game at the moment. So I’ll see. But we have quite a strong squad available.”
TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full video interview with Wenger later. In it, he talks about:
- the importance of home form
- Fulham under Mark Hughes
- their away record
- more on the injuries
- the Centrepoint match against Fulham