Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be back in the squad for Sunday’s clash with Stoke but revealed that Laurent Koscielny will not make the trip to the Britannia Stadium.
Both players missed the opening day draw with Sunderland but appear to be on the mend. No other players are thought to have picked up a knock since last weekend, although the boss will likely give a clearer update to the press at tomorrow’s media quizzing.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, Wenger revealed:
” [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] should be back in the training group from Friday. He has not practiced with the team yet. But he should be in the squad for Stoke.
“[Koscielny] will not be back. But he should definitely be back next week. So he should play in the game after Stoke [against Liverpool].
“Touch wood, we have no further problems apart from the guys who are out in the longer term.”