Arsène Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of the FA Cup tie against Leeds United.

on the latest developments…
From Monday night we have Djourou who will be suspended of course. Vermaelen will not be back and that creates quite a limitation at the back because it means no defender will come back.

on Johan Djourou
I think he could have played [if he wasn't suspended]. He has still not recovered completely from his groin injury but for Monday he should have been OK.

on the other absentees...

Sagna and Wilshere are going well of course but it is too early for them. Gibbs is doing well but none of them are ready for the next few weeks at least. We have to cope at the moment with the situation we face as well as we can. I believe that Thomas Vermaelen is the first to be back after Swansea.

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6 Jan 2012