Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news update ahead of Monday’s night’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
The Gunners travel to Selhurst Park looking to build on the 3-0 midweek win over West Ham, and although the issues over Petr Cech and David Ospina remain, there are no new injury problems from that game.
“Nobody should be out. Coquelin is back available after his family problem, he’s in contention.
“I don’t believe Cech or Ospina will be available.”
That means another start for Emi Martinez, and when asked to assess his performance against the Hammers, Wenger said, “He looked composed, calm, and I know personally that he has the quality because I see him every day.
“I was not surprised by the quality of his game.”
Arsenal have recalled young keeper Matt Macey from Luton to provide cover, and that’s a move that perhaps hints that injuries to the senior keepers might be more serious than we think.
Laurent Koscielny remains sidelined with his Achilles problem, but the manager confirmed his absence would ‘shorter than expected’ and confirmed that there was no serious ligament damage.