Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of Sunday’s game with Aston Villa, and admitted there’s a chance Alexis Sanchez won’t make it because of a hamstring strain.
Speaking the official site today, the boss said, “The squad will be exactly the same as last Sunday. The only uncertainty we have is Alexis Sanchez who has a hamstring concern, and that will be decided on Saturday.”
Given the opposition, and some of the games coming up, the Arsenal manager might well feel this is a good time to give him a rest so as not to aggravate any problem – especially with a trip to Sp*rs coming up next weekend.
As for the new boy, Gabriel, Wenger said, “Gabriel is available, we’ll check him how he is physically but he should be alright.”
Danny Welbeck remains sidelined but should return for the North London derby, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s groin problem has ruled him of the Villa fixture.