Sagna out, Gibbs back, Diaby Diaby

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Kieran Gibbs is back in the squad for the trip to Germany, and that Abou Diaby faces a late test (surprise, surprise).

Speaking to reporters ahead of the Bayern game, Wenger said, “Kieran Gibbs is back in the squad. Sagna is not available. Diaby is in the squad and will have a test this morning. He may be short but hopefully will travel.”

But all that is small fry when the subject of Jack Wilshere is brought up. Reports suggest he could be out for three weeks, but the Arsenal manager is hopeful it won’t be anything long-term.

“Wilshere has an inflamed ankle, the other ankle. He will be out for Bayern, Swansea and for England. Hopefully for the Premier League, he will only miss one game because of the international break.

“I noticed recently he has had to dig deep for us, it’s not welcome for us but he needed a breather. But it’s more preventative. We trust our people who are specialists.”

Fingers, toes, everything (except testicles) crossed.

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