Press conference

The latest on Giroud and Coquelin’s injuries

The downside of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup win was the injuries to Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin.

Both players limped off in the final 12 minutes and Arsene Wenger gave an update in his post-match media work.

on if Giroud’s injury is bad…
In his statement [to me], it doesn’t look very good.

on Giroud being out for the festive period…
It looks like that. We have to wait. Nowadays you do the scan 48 hours after the injury. That will happen on Thursday, then we’ll have a precise kind of grade on what his hamstring is. When you listen to him, the pain is quite big, but the grade is not always linked with the intensity of the pain.

on Coquelin…
I would say Coquelin has a chance for Friday night. Giroud definitely looks a hamstring and that’s of course disappointing, let’s hope it will not be too bad.