Wenger reveals pre-Swansea team news


Arsene Wenger has revealed that Calum Chambers is back in full training ahead of Arsenal’s game with Swansea at the weekend.

The centre-back has been recovering from a hip problem picked up in the Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers last month. It remains to be seen whether the England international is needed with Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal all fit and ahead of him in the pecking order.

“Well, basically the squad that was available against Everton is available and, for the rest, decisions will be made if they will come in or not,” told his weekly press conference, held after the club’s AGM.

“I will make that decision tomorrow [Friday]. But overall everybody is available [from last weekend], and everybody who played on Tuesday night is available as well.”

He added: “The only players who are not completely back are Mustafi and Welbeck. Calum Chambers is back in full training on Monday and Ospina has a chance to be available against Belgrade. He will not be available for Saturday.”

Presumably, the players who featured on Tuesday are likely to drop out of the squad or to the bench. Wenger made 11 changes to his starting line-up and those first team stars that did feature had a 120-minute workout.

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