Arsène Wenger revealed the following team news ahead of the Brighton & Hove Albion game:

on players dropping out from Wednesday night…
Vermaelen will not be available. He did his ankle against West Ham. He could have played on and I took him off as a precaution. It got a bit worse yesterday so we will not gamble on him. It is short-term.

on the players coming back…
We have Diaby available.

on Arteta and Coquelin…
Arteta and Coquelin are still out. Arteta is closer than Coquelin. It is still a matter of days for them.

on Fabianski…
Fabianski has been back in full training since yesterday. He is still short but it is the first time since pre-season that he has been in full training. With him and Rosicky coming back we are gradually getting everyone back.

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