Alexis, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech sat out our Emirates FA Cup victory at Preston last weekend, but are they back in the squad to face Swansea City?
Read on for Arsene Wenger’s latest team news update:
- Wenger on Belotti, Morata and Jenkinson
- 'He was brave, competent and honest'
- 'These players want to stay together'
- Wenger on Ozil and Alexis futures
on the team news…Basically we have the same players available as last week, plus Koscielny is coming back, Petr Cech is back in the squad, Mesut Ozil and Alexis as well.
on Coquelin and Bellerin…Hector Bellerin is still out, Francis Coquelin is still out - they could make next week, they are not far.
on Theo Walcott…Walcott is still out. He is one of the players who doesn’t come back. But he was not rested last week, he was injured. He is now out for three-and-a-half weeks, and I think he will not be available for Burnley. He will need another week, two more weeks.
on whether he is worried that Walcott has been out longer than expected…Not concerned, because it was at the start a little calf problem, but he was not comfortable when he started to train again and we had to pull him out again.
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