Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad for tomorrow night’s game against Fenerbahce.
The French international was taken off during the first half of the first leg when Pierre Webo tried to kick his face off. There was an initial fear that he may have suffered a skull fracture but thankfully he just had a massive gash.
That’s been patched up and he’s ready to take part having missed the weekend’s 3-1 win over Fulham through suspension.
There have been no further problems since the Craven Cottage win and Arsene Wenger is set to pick the majority of the team that played in that game.
“There will be stability in the team – 95 per cent of the team that played at Fulham will play,” he said. Of course, he doesn’t really have a great deal of choice given the lightness of the squad, but there you go.
Wenger revealed he was expecting a tough game, saying of the first leg, “It was not as comfortable as it looked on television. It was highly-committed.”
Arsenal take a three goal lead into the game so could put it to bed quite quickly. Let’s hope so.