Press conference

Team news: Mustafi, Coquelin, Jack, Alexis

Arsene Wenger has provided a team news update ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Stoke City.

The boss revealed the latest on Shkodran Mustafi, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Per Mertesacker and Alexis.

This is what he had to say:

on the team news…
Early team news is that from last week I think Mertesacker will be available again. For Alexis it looks a bit early, but he works hard in training. Our medical people think Saturday comes too soon but he should be available for the next game against Liverpool. 

on Alexis’ recovery…
His recovery is going very well, he is working very hard but we have to be cautious. It was a muscular strain and [its important] not to have any setback on it.

on Mustafi and Coquelin…
They will be in the squad, yes.

on Jack Wilshere…
Well, for him it’s good that he’s back and available. I think he needs games now. He might play again on Monday night but overall, what is important for him is the natural progression to be completely fit. He is not far away now.