Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey should return for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea having been rested for the Europa League clash with Cologne.
The German and Welsh midfielders weren’t the only big names given a night off, with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazetee, Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny also left out of the squad.
“We have to see about Ozil and Ramsey,” said Wenger in his post-game press conference.
“I think they should be alright. All the others could have played against Cologne.
“I believe in three days we can recover. Overall, that should not be a problem.”
Santi Cazorla (long-term Achilles problem) and Francis Coquelin (knee) are the only two players who will definitely miss out on the visit to Stamford Bridge.
The boss also had warm words for Jack Wilshere whose 20-minute cameo off the bench bodes well for the rest of the season.
“Yes, it is good for him. You will see that it will give him more confidence and you could see that he still needs competition, Jack.”