Wenger reveals team news ahead of Stoke clash

Wenger expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to be fit for Saturday

Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news update ahead of Saturday evening’s clash with Stoke City.

The Gunners come into this game on the back of two 2-0 wins – over Man United and Southampton – and need to win to keep any chance of a top four finish alive.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was taken off after 35 minutes against the Saints on Wednesday, has a ‘minor’ hamstring problem with the boss revealing: “It was tight, but it was more fatigue.”

You’d have to think it’s unlikely he’ll be risked given we can call on Hector Bellerin to fill in.

Elsewhere, Laurent Koscielny, who missed Wednesday’s win, is on the mend. “He’s got a small chance [for Saturday]. He was not far. He practised on Tuesday but it was risky to play him at Southampton.”

Having spoken to the press on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday, it looks as though Wenger was allowed to skip another press conference today. It’s unclear whether the above updates were given to the club’s editorial team today or if they were part of the post-game sit down with the media on Wednesday.

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