Arsène Wenger revealed the following team news at his pre-match press conference on Friday.

on the Tottenham game…

Koscielny looks to be definitely out for Sunday, it looks short for him. He couldn't absorb any test today [Friday]. For Walcott and Gervinho a decision will be made on Saturday or Sunday. The most likely to be fit of the two looks to be Walcott. Benayoun and Squillaci are completely fit. Squillaci lacks match fitness, Benayoun does not.

on playing Alex Song in defence…
Squillaci will not be fit enough to start the game. If I am tempted I can answer honestly 'yes'. Will I do it? Honestly I don't know yet.

on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
He is a possibility to be in the squad, I haven't picked the team yet.

on Thomas Vermaelen...
It will be a fraction longer than expected [before he returns]. He will not be straight back [in the squad] after the international break. It will be one or two weeks later.

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