Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news update ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final against Lincoln City.
The boss provided updates on Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi and this is what he had to say:
on the latest team news…I believe that we have two uncertainties: Welbeck, who had to come off after the warm-up against Bayern due to sickness, and Iwobi, who on the day of the game couldn’t turn up as well due to the same problem. Everyone else should be available.
on Mesut Ozil…I haven’t decided yet, he still felt not too well after the game. I will see in training how he feels and I haven’t decided on the team that will start the game on Saturday.
on rotating his squad…I have always decided to play the team that has a good chance to qualify, and I will continue to do that of course.
on whether there is a sickness bug…It is possible, yes. We have a little problem on that front. I don’t know if it is a bug or not. they called me on the morning of the game and said Iwobi cannot play and Welbeck at 5pm in the afternoon felt sick. We still tried to play him but it could be a bug, I don’t know.
on how to stop it spreading…That is for the doctors to do their job, I have enough to do!
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