Press conference

Team news: Koscielny, Giroud and Mustafi

Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham at Emirates Stadium.

The boss provided updates on the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Shkodran Mustafi.

This is what he said:

on if everyone returned fit and healthy from their international games…
We still have some people coming in today. They’ll have a medical check today and a recovery check.

on the rest of the team news…
Mustafi will have a final check [on Friday], Welbeck as well. I’ll make decisions on all of them [on Friday].

on Koscielny being rested in midweek for France…
It was needed for him. We couldn’t use him for a number of games, he just came back against City because he had an Achilles tendon injury. If he had played in midweek, he certainly would not have been available for Saturday.

on Olivier Giroud…
Olivier picked up an injury, and I don’t think he will be available for Saturday. It is short term and he should start [training] on Monday, we will have to assess him then but I don’t think he will be available this weekend.