Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Bacary Sagna will miss the trip to West Brom this weekend with a hamstring strain.
The Frenchman’s injury is unfortunate but with an Interlull taking up the two weeks after the visit to the Hawthorns it gives him time to recover before we head into a very busy period.
“Sagna will not be fit,” said the manager. “He has a hamstring injury and will be out for 3 weeks. Its always a blow because he Sagna is a complete defender. For us it is a handicap but Jenkinson is growing as well as a player.”
Carl Jenkinson will replace Sagna on Sunday. Other than that there are no reports of any other casualties since the Napoli game, so there are options for Wenger in a number of positions.
The boss is mindful of a West Brom side which beat Manchester United last weekend, saying, “West Brom will be a difficult test, they have a massive squad with experienced players.”