Both players completed their bans with the 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Wednesday however the French defender is still struggling with a hamstring problem suffered before his spell on the sidelines. Emmanuel Eboue and Emmanuel Adebayor have one more game to serve but, on the upside, Alex Hleb is likely to be back after his knee problem and Tomas Rosicky is pushing for a start.
"Eboue is still out with the ankle injury he got at Blackburn from Pedersen [anyway] and Clichy had a hamstring problem against Eindhoven," said Wenger in an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online on Thursday. "He has not recovered yet so Kolo is the only suspended player returning.
"Apart from that maybe Hleb will come back and Tomas Rosicky will be fit enough to be in contention to start."
Arsenal TV Online subscribers will be able to see the full interview on Friday morning. In it Wenger discusses: the proposals to end draws and decide games with penalties, changing the points system, the win at Villa, travelling to Everton, searching for "super, super class" players and Robin van Persie's fitness.
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