Olivier Giroud has emerged as a doubt for Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
The French striker suffered a gashed knee when Chico Flores stamped on him after an acrobatic attempt at goal, and Arsene Wenger has revealed that he hasn’t trained all week because of it.
“He has not been practising because of the cut on the knee he got at Swansea,” he said. “We’ll have a final test on Saturday to see if he is involved against Man City. It is a 50:50. We’ll see.”
The manager isn’t yet sure if Abou Diaby and Andre Santos will take part either, saying, “I want to see how they react to the under-21 game they played in midweek. But we have so many games coming up now, it is good they are back.”
Other than that Arsenal have a clean bill of health going into Sunday’s important game, with Theo Walcott likely to play as the central striker should Giroud miss out.8,710 views