Despite stories saying Arsene Wenger was ‘furious’ with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, the Arsenal manager has played down any such suggestion at his press conference today.
Asked about the incident, Wenger said, “I believe first of all that it was accidental. The tackle was strong but I think he wanted to go for the ball. Jack will be out for 6 weeks. It is a blow for him and for us.
“He can only be very down in this situation, he will go away for a few days.”
The manager also revealed the worry that Laurent Koscielny would miss the game due to his hamstring injury, but Thomas Vermaelen is ready to deputise if the Frenchman fails to prove hit fitness.
Other than that there are no fresh worries for the manager before the FA Cup game, with Mathieu Flamini expected to come back into the midfield to replace Wilshere.