By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has no qualms about shouldering Sebastien Squillaci with extra responsibility during the title run-in.
The French centre back is expected to renew his partnership with compatriot Laurent Koscielny at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after Johan Djourou was ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with a dislocated shoulder.
Squillaci signed from Sevilla last summer and, like any new recruit, has taken time to find his feet in English football. But Wenger trusts the 30-year-old to produce the goods.
"I think he had a good start to the season, after that he had a little dip in December," said Wenger.
"But the recent games he played, like Stoke, he did well, so I do not especially worry about that."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source