Team news: Gibbs, Monreal, Szczesny

Kieran Gibbs
Kieran Gibbs

Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of the Stoke City game:

on team news…
We have to assess a few players today because we had some bad surprises with Nacho Monreal being out for tomorrow’s game. Hopefully Kieran Gibbs will be available and back in the team. We have to assess some other players like Laurent Koscielny and a few bumps and bruises that we got after the game. I’ll make that decision after today. We might also lose Tomas Rosicky for a thigh problem and Yaya Sanogo for a calf problem.

"The earliest he could be available is maybe on Tuesday"

Wenger on Debuchy

on Laurent Koscielny…
I would like him to play a third [game after coming back from injury] because he is a very important player in our squad, and ideally he will be available tomorrow. That decision will only be made tomorrow morning.

on Wojciech Szczesny and Mathieu Debuchy…
Szczesny will be back today in full training. I don’t know if he will be completely available or not yet. Debuchy is also back in training but it’s too early for him. The earliest he could be available is maybe on Tuesday. I don’t know whether I will take him yet because we are short number wise.

on Walcott's availability…
Walcott is still struggling with his groin inflammation. I think he has an injection today to take care of that. Hopefully he can be available again after that. Galatasaray will be too early for him.

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