Arteta an injury doubt for Olympiakos

Arteta an injury doubt for Olympiakos

Mikel Arteta is a doubt for Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos on Wednesday evening.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference Arsene Wenger confirmed that the Spaniard picked up a small knock on his ankle against Chelsea and is now facing a late fitness test.

Abou Diaby, who also limped off at the weekend, has already been ruled out for three weeks leaving the boss slightly short on numbers in midfield.

Having been shifted to the centre of the park in Saturday’s defeat Aaron Ramsey looks likely to continue alongside Santi Cazorla with young Frenchman Francis Coquelin the most likely candidate to replace Arteta if the former-Everton man is deemed unfit. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also deputise in the centre of the park.

The boss also confirmed that Wojciech Szczesny is still ‘two to three’ weeks away from a first team return.

Young winger Serge Gnabry, who impressed during a short cameo on his debut in the Capital One Cup against Coventry, has also been included in the 18-man squad.