Team news: Koscielny, Ryo, Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen

Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Saturday's London derby at Fulham in the Premier League:

on Laurent Koscielny…
He's like a boxer who had a hard fight the night before; lots of blood around his eye and a deep cut. He is suspended for Saturday anyway but let's hope he recovers for next Tuesday [against Fenerbahce]. It will be short because the cut is very deep. Hopefully it will be alright.

on other team news…
The news is quite positive at the moment. Of course we have some players who I will need to consider because of the accumulation of the international game and then the Premier League and Champions League matches. I will have to make a deeper analysis tomorrow and on Saturday morning.

on Ryo…
He is back in full training now. He will be involved this season in the first-team squad. Hopefully very soon because he's now getting fit.

on Vermaelen…
He is out running. He's on the pitches again. But there's still a good few weeks to go for him to get his fitness. We have Nacho back and Thomas soon back so that's all good news for us.

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