Wenger reveals latest team news ahead of Chelsea semi-final


Arsenal face Chelsea tomorrow night in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

The Gunners make the short trip to Stamford Bridge in the wake of Sunday’s humbling 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup, and Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news ahead of the game.

With a number of players missing through injury, there’s no good news with regards anybody coming back into contention.

“We don’t recover anybody unfortunately,” he said. “As well on Sunday we paid the price a bit of having some injured players.

“Some needed to be rested, but we have 5 or 6 players injured, and that’s a bit detrimental at the moment.”

Asked if anybody would be back this week, he continued, “For tomorrow no, and for Sunday I don’t think anybody will be back.”

Wenger then confirmed that Granit Xhaka would face a fitness test on his groin, as would German defender Shkodran Mustafi whose participation against Chelsea must be in some doubt.

The injury list grows.

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