Arsene Wenger says Laurent Koscielny ‘is doing well’ after limping off with a dead leg during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester City last Sunday.
The centre-back’s minor problem, coupled with Gabriel’s hamstring problem, means the Gunners will likely field Calum Chambers alongside Per Mertesacker for this weekend’s FA Cup 5th round tie with Hull City, although the boss says news on the Frenchman is ‘positive’.
“Koscielny is doing well,” Wenger told Arsenal.com on Thursday. “He has a test this morning and he looks positive.”
On Gabriel, who was allowed to return to Brazil for treatment on an injury picked up last Friday, the boss added: “He is running outside. He is out for Saturday.”
“I will, as always, play a team who has a good chance to qualify. The normal squad is involved on Saturday. It is a normal squad and we’ll play a usual strong team.
“Elneny is fit. He is one of the players who could get a run [out] there. He’s mobile, he’s a very good player. He’s adapting at the moment and I think he’s there now. We’ll certainly see him against Hull. He has a chance to start.”