We’ve been given a fitness boost ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Loftus Road with the news that Laurent Koscielny is available again.
The French defender pulled out of the Villa game having aggravated a knee problem in the warm up, but has recovered sufficiently and should partner Thomas Vermaelen in the centre of defence tomorrow.
Other than that there are no new injuries, all the players fit for last weekend’s game have come through without any problems, and Arsene Wenger is warning them that despite recent form, there can be no taking their foot off the pedal.
At his press conference, Wenger said, “We can be third, we can be fourth, we can be fifth or six, it depends on our consistency now.
I see us fighting like mad to win the game tomorrow, I don’t look further than that.”
The boss also faces a UEFA charge and a possible ban today, not for the first time either, and he said, “I don’t know if I am banned but if I am, it is unjustified and I will appeal.”
Arseblog News will update throughout the day as soon as we have more.