Gibbs to miss 4-6 weeks, Arteta could return for Stoke

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Arsenal Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s game against the filthy Orc hoard.

Following the midweek draw with Liverpool, Arsenal are without Kieran Gibbs whose thigh strain sparked some transfer business yesterday and new boy Nacho Monreal could make his debut.

Arsene Wenger said, “Our scouts have followed him for a while and we had a blow with the Gibbs injury. He will be out for longer than expected. It will be 4-6 weeks.”

The boss said he was not sure yet if he’d throw the Spanish international straight into action, and would assess him in training today.

Thomas Vermaelen is a doubt and Francis Coquelin is still out, but Mikel Arteta could return if he comes through a fitness test.

UPDATE – Abou Diaby is also in the squad tomorrow.

Quotes via @Arsenal and @JamesOlley

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