Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news update ahead of Saturday evening’s Premier League clash with Watford.
After the Interlull there are always worries about how players might be affected, and we saw Shkodran Mustafi limp off against Azerbaijan with what looked like a serious thigh strain.
On the German, the manager said, “We lost Mustafi for 4-6 weeks. He won’t be back until after the next international break.”
On the rest, Wenger continued, “I haven’t seen everybody yet, some players are coming back today like Alexis Sanchez.
“The minor problem we have is with Sead Kolasinac. He has a hip problem, we’ll check him today.”
Wenger confirmed that Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck had recovered from minor injuries and would be available for the trip to Vicarage Road, while there remain doubts over Laurent Koscielny.
“Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow,” he said, “but at the moment he’s not available.
“He trained on his own, and the first signs are positive, so we’ll test him again. If he survives the test, he can play.”